Dr Agostino Maurotto


Dr Agostino Maurotto

School/Department: Engineering, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 373 6356


Address: Main Campus, Michael Atiyah building, room MA222


Result-driven Nuclear Engineer/Research professional with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a reputation for achieving results against objectives. Blends managerial qualities, nuclear engineering capabilities and almost 10 years’ experience in research in order to guide teams towards objectives and optimise operational performance. Adept at teaching and training in various scientific techniques, maintaining positive learning cultures in which students have the best opportunity to achieve their educational objectives. Naturally effective problem solver who reacts to ambiguous situations in a rational manner and approaches complex problems with an evaluative mind-set. Recognised as an inspirational leader, capable of leading personnel to performance goals and enabling them to add value to organisations.


  • Member of the MOM group (Mechanics of materials)
  • Member of the GrEaT group (Green Energy and Transportation)
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Gen 4 and Innovative Nuclear Reactors
  • Liquid metal and molten salt cooled reactors
  • Refractory and exotic materials
  • Surface integrity and residual stress


  • Effect of surface machining on the environmentally-assisted cracking of Alloy 182 and 316L stainless steel in light water reactor environments: results of the collaborative project MEACTOS. Corrosion Reviews (2023),
  • Environmentally sustainable cooling strategies in milling of SA516: Effects on surface integrity of dry, flood and MQL machining. Journal of Cleaner Production (2021), vol 288.
  • Effect of machining on stress corrosion cracking initiation in warm-forged type 304L stainless steel in high temperature
    Acta Materialia (2019), vol 165, pp 203-214.
  • Laser Irradiation Effects in Simulated Laser-Assisted Machining of Type 316L SS. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (2018), vol 2(3), pp 45.
  • Effects of chattering on surface integrity in robotic milling of alloy 690. Proceedings of the ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping conference (PVP2017), Hawaii, USA. 16/07/2017.
  • Effects of machining abuse on the surface properties of AISI 316L stainless steel. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping.
  • Surface integrity of SA508 Gr 3 subjected to abusive milling conditions. Procedia CIRP (2016), Vol. 45, pp.279-282.
  • Experimental investigations on effects of frequency in ultrasonically assisted end-milling of AISI 316L: a feasibility study. Ultrasonics (2015).
  • Surface integrity in dry milling of 304L steel: A parametric study. Procedia CIRP (2014), Vol. 13, pp. 156-162.
  • Surface-roughness improvement in ultrasonically assisted turning. Procedia CIRP (2014), Vol. 13, pp. 49-54.
  • Ti Alloy with Enhanced Machinability in UAT Turning. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, (2014).
  • Analysis of a free machining α+β titanium alloy using conventional and ultrasonically assisted turning. Journal of Materials Processing (JMPT), Vol. 214, Issue 4, pp. 906-915.
  • Enhanced Ultrasonically Assisted Turning of a β-Titanium alloy. Ultrasonics Vol. 53 (7) (2013), pp. 1242-1250.
  • Ultrasonically assisted turning of Ti-6Al-2Sn- 4Zr-6Mo. Journal of Physics: Conference Series (J. Phys.: Conf. Ser.) Vol. 382 (2012).
  • Hot Ultrasonically Assisted Turning of Ti Alloy. Procedia CIRP 1 (2012), 5th CIRP International Conference on High Performance Cutting, pp.336-341.
  • Comparing machinability of Ti 15-3-3-3 and Ni-625 alloys in UAT. Procedia CIRP 1 (2012), 5th CIRP International Conference on High
    Performance Cutting, pp. 347-352.
  • Analysis of machinability of Ti- and Ni-based alloys. Solid State Phenomena Vol. 188 (2012), pp. 330-338, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
  • Characterization of thermomechanical loads in vibro-impact machining of advanced alloys. Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 70 (2011), pp. 315-
    320, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
  • 3D finite element analysis of ultrasonically assisted turning of modern alloys. Proceedings of the International Conference on
    Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences (ICCES 11), Nanjing, China. 19/3, pp. 95-96
  • Recent developments in ultrasonically assisted machining of advanced alloys. Proceedings of the 4th CIRP International Conference on High
    Performance Cutting HPC2010, 24-26 October, 2010, Gifu, Japan. T. Aoyama, Y. Takeuchi (eds.), Vol. 2, pp. 81-84.


  • Currently supervising 1 PhD student in the field of Space reactors


  • Module convenor for EG3124 Tribology in Engineering Design
  • Teaching in EG2004 Engineering Experimentation and Analysis
  • Director of Programme for Advanced Mechanical Engineering (including with management and industry)


  • Fellow of ImechE
  • Fellow of the Nuclear Institute
  • Member of ASME
  • Fellow of HEA
  • Member of EU engineering guild
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