His research project concerns the investigation of Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) for high-temperature application metals as tungsten, molybdenum and tantalum. Due to their high melting point, refractory metal components are never fabricated by casting and, for this reason, powder metallurgy is the method of choice for fabricating components.
As material scientist, Gianrocco has the role of design and develop an alternative route of manufacture these alloys as well as improve the ultimate mechanical properties, according the requirement of the final application. He is currently leading two research programmes: AMAZE project subsidized by European Union and industry-funded project in collaboration with AWE.
Gianrocco received the bachelor degree in Material Science from the University of Bari in July 2014. His thesis was about preparation and characterization of nanomaterials for advanced bioanalytical application using an alternative and environmentally friendly electrochemical method. He joined our Cranfield research group in November 2014.