Projects per year
Dr Carmelo Mineo joined CUE in 2012 to undertake a PhD in Automated Non-Destructive Inspection of Large and Complex Geometries of Composite Materials. He became a member of staff as a research associate in July 2015. He has been a research fellow since February 2018.
Carmelo graduated with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Palermo (Italy) in the autumn of 2011, where he undertook research projects in areas such as non-destructive evaluation, laser ultrasound and characterization of wave propagation with experimental and numerical studies.
Current interests comprise all aspects of the operation of robotic cells, including programming, instrument interfacing and data collection in academic and industrial environments.
Carmelo's research focuses on fixed robots (industrial arms on plinths) as well as robots moving on tracks. His current trend is to extend the experties to mobile robot platfors (drones, crawlers, robot on wheels) and to all aspects of automation (machine vision, metrology, sensor fusion, etc.).
Expertise & Capabilities
Robot Sensor Interface programming
Finite Element Analysis
MATLAB, LabVIEW, C#, C++
Carmelo's PhD (July 2012 - June 2015) was primarily developed in an industrial environment, at the TWI facility in South Wales (Port Talbot); it was instrumental to develop advanced robotics for the operation of ultrasound testing on aerospace parts with complex shapes.
Through engaging with industrially sponsored research programmes, Carmelo is current responsible for contributing to the development of high value robotic systems for the inspection of aerospace components. Carmelo's research is instrumental to fulfill the current requirements of the aerospace industry, to enhance the throughput of crucial inspection phased in manufacturing processes.
Academic / Professional qualifications
MEng in Mechanical Engineering
PhD in Automated NDT Inspection
PCN Level II Inspector
Italian Charted Industrial Engineer (Sector A - n.8817)
Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde
1 Jul 2012 → 30 Jun 2015
Master of Engineering, Universita' degli Studi di Palermo
2009 → 2011
Bachelor of Engineering, Universita' degli Studi di Palermo
2006 → 2009
- Non-destructive testing
- Instrument interfacing
Flexible and Intelligent Path Planning and Control of Industrial Robots towards Autonomous Hot Forging in the Digital Manufacturing Age
1/09/17 → 31/03/18
Project: Internally funded project
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference Contribution
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Activity: Consultancy types › Consultancy