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Dr Pasquale Franciosa


Associate Professor


Contact information

WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL United Kingdom
Phone: +44(0)2476 573422
Mobile: +44(0)7440022523
Office: IMC - room 351 (3rd Floor)


Associate Professor at University of Warwick and visiting Professor at University of Naples Federico II (Italy). His focus is CAD/CAM/CAE, process monitoring, closed loop control, machine learning, multi-disciplinary optimization, with specific attention for automotive assembly systems and laser joining technology. In 2010 he completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering System at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. Prior to that he was Teaching Assistant at MIT (Boston - USA) undertaking research on robotics, motion and constraint analysis. In 2007 he was Visiting Scholar at the Institut Supérieur de Mécanique de Paris – SUPMECA (Paris - France) working on variation simulation analysis of assembly systems. He has published 80+ papers and received four best-paper awards. In 2018 recipient of the ‘Innovista’ Award for the WMG-JLR collaborative project ‘Laser Welded Lightweight Aluminium Door for SUV’ as the most innovative project in category of ‘piloted technologies’. He has been coordinating and managing the technical development of several academic and industrial-led projects. Currently, he is responsible for the development and application of remote laser welding solutions to similar and dissimilar materials, and head of laser welding applications laboratory.





Current Research Projects

  • Remote laser welding of aluminium extrusions: in process monitoring of weldments with Dariusz Ceglarek, Funded by: Constellium, Project Start Date 01-12-2019 - Project End Date 31-01-2021
  • Virtual Shimming Simulator - Variation Response for Part-to-Part Gap Modelling, Simulation and Optimisation Funded by: Leonardo, Project Start Date 15-12-2019 - Project End Date 14-12-2020
  • Chamaeleon with Barbara Shollock, Dariusz Ceglarek, Kenneth Kendall, Geraint Williams, Funded by: Technology Strategy Board, Project Start Date 01-06-2017 - Project End Date 31-08-2020