Contact Dr Eloise Eimer

Areas of expertise

  • Welding and Laser Processing


Prior to Cranfield Dr Eimer worked for Constellium, an aluminium semi-finished products manufacturer. She was based in the company research centre and a production unit in France. Her aim was to support the set up and tuning of a new spray quenching machine designed for the heat treatment of structural components for aircraft wings.

Research opportunities

Aluminium Additive Manufacturing, Metallic functionally graded structure, Life cycle assessment in manufacturing, local processing of metals

Current activities

Dr Eimer leads the aluminium Additive Manufacturing research activities in the Welding and Additive Manufacturing Centre. She investigates process and material development for the Wire and Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) process. Part of the program focuses on low technology readiness level projects funded by Horizon 2020 or the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). For instance, she investigated the possibility of using WAAM to deposit aluminium lithium alloys and implemented in-situ alloying to produce variable alloy chemical composition.

Industry funding allows the aluminium research programme to mature the technology further: the team capability to manufacture representative components in the University laboratory is one of the great strengths of the centre.


  • Thales SA
  • Safran SA


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers