Dr Goncalo Pardal

Laser Processing, Laser/Arc DED, ancillary technologies as local shielding, wire positioning and feeding
Work position: Senior Research Fellow
Category: Researchers

Gonçalo finished his master’s in Mechanical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon in 2011. He came to the UK to start his PhD in Welding Engineering at Cranfield University.

His PhD was entitled “Joining of dissimilar alloys for advanced structural and engineering applications”, where he studied the possibility of joining steel to aluminium and titanium to stainless steel using several welding techniques, several interlayers and the use of additive manufacturing to build transition components.

At the end of his PhD, he was invited to stay at the Welding and Additive Manufacturing Centre as a Research Fellow. He has been involved in several projects using high power laser welding, laser and arc hybrid additive manufacturing and also in the development of new facilities and equipment within the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre.

Currently, Gonçalo is a senior Research Fellow and he is involved in several European and UK research projects; he has been contributing to several proposals for new research in the fields of Metal Additive Manufacturing and Laser Processing.