Dr Andrew Pinkerton

Senior Lecturer

Research Interests

Andrew’s main research interest is laser materials processing. He has reseached laser direct metal deposition, welding, drilling, and maufacture of biocompatible inserts using laser for over 10 years, leading to over 100 publications in the field. He specialises in modelling of laser and thermography processes - mainly using analytical techniques but recently also integrated FE and CFD models.

Other work has considered nano-scale machining of sensors, microstructure control of nickel superalloys during processing and condition monitoring for predictive maintenance.