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Personal Statement

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.

Research Interests

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 programming

Robot Sensor Interface programming

Ultrasonic inspection

Laser ultrasound

Finite Element Analysis

Mechanical design


Sistem interfacing

Industrial Relevance

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)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde

1 Jul 201230 Jun 2015

Master of Engineering, Universita' degli Studi di Palermo


Bachelor of Engineering, Universita' degli Studi di Palermo



  • Robotics
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Instrument interfacing

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Projects 2015 2019

Consultancy for National Nuclear Laboratory

Mineo, C.

National Nuclear Laboratory NNL

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

Research Output 2011 2019

A probabilistic compressive sensing framework with applications to ultrasound signal processing

Fuentes, R., Mineo, C., Pierce, S. G., Worden, K. & Cross, E. J., 15 Feb 2019, In : Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 117, p. 383-402 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Signal reconstruction
Signal processing
Composite materials
1 Citation (Scopus)

Novel algorithms for 3D surface point cloud boundary detection and edge reconstruction

Mineo, C., Pierce, S. G. & Summan, R., 31 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Computational Design and Engineering. 6, 1, p. 81-91 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Boundary Detection
Point Cloud
Fast Fourier transforms
Turbofan engines


RoboNDT software

Mineo, C. (Creator), University of Strathclyde, 28 Jan 2015



BINDT John Grimwade Medal

Carmelo Mineo (Recipient), 13 Sep 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Nondestructive Testing

Bob Service Award 2018

Carmelo Mineo (Recipient), 26 Jan 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2017 2019

  • 3 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Consultancy
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

Seminar and demos on Robotically Enabled Sensing and novel robot control for dynamic environments

Carmelo Mineo (Consultant)
12 Mar 201914 Mar 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Autonomous Systems Lab, Institute of Robotics & Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich

Gareth Pierce (Visiting researcher), Charles Norman MacLeod (Visiting researcher), Gordon Dobie (Visiting researcher), Carmelo Mineo (Visiting researcher), Robert James Watson (Visiting researcher)
20 Nov 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution