Contact Dr Emanuele Pagone

Areas of expertise

  • Advanced Casting Science and Technologies
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Sustainable Manufacturing


Dr Emanuele Pagone is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sustainable Manufacturing Systems at Cranfield University. He has 20+ years of experience in modelling and simulation of sustainable systems using commercial tools or developing his own computational packages.

He received a degree with honours in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy) and obtained an MRes and a PhD by Cranfield University on the multi-disciplinary assessment of sustainable energy systems. E.ON funded his MRes and his main PhD project where he led groups of researchers totalling 18 MSc students and one doctoral researcher. During this time he also contributed to the FP6 EU project NEWAC on the multi-disciplinary appraisal of aircraft propulsion engines and to a project with Samsung Techwin (now Hanwha Aerospace).

Dr Pagone was, then, appointed Research Fellow at Cranfield University leading the technical work of the University group on the design of a hybrid electric aircraft propulsion system for an Innovate UK project in collaboration with Rolls-Royce and Airbus Group. Subsequently, he joined the Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre contributing to the successful conclusion of the first phase and to the bidding for the second phase of UK EPSRC projects on sustainable metal casting and he worked on 20+ other projects with the industry and research bodies. Since 2023 he holds the position of Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Sustainable Manufacturing Systems and Deputy Director of the Aerospace Manufacturing MSc course.

Dr Pagone has published 45+ international, peer-reviewed research papers and one book. He is the lead developer of a software package to estimate the life-cycle environmental impact of 3D-printed metallic products currently used on a daily basis by WAAM3D. His portfolio of research projects as Principal Investigator amounts to about £60k. Dr Pagone received the TMS Light Metals Subject Award for Warren Peterson Cast Shop for Aluminum Production for his simulation work. He is a scientific committee member of international conferences on sustainability (chairing and organising ordinary and special sessions) and reviewer both for leading international journals and international research funding bodies. Dr Pagone has advised and supervised 70+ MSc theses, 13 Group Projects (80+ students) and 4 doctoral researchers (2 ongoing).

Research opportunities

- Multiple-criteria decision analysis

- Life-cycle environmental impact appraisal

- Multi-disciplinary sustainability assessment of Additive Manufacturing systems

- Energy-efficient and sustainable metal casting

- Modelling of manufacturing systems

- Sustainable energy transformation modelling (production and use)

Current activities

Research activities:

- Industrial deployment and enhancement of a software package to estimate the life-cycle environmental impact of metal 3D printed components

- Energy-efficient and sustainable metal casting analysis through modelling and experiments in the casting lab

- Multi-criteria decision analysis for material selection in sustainable manufacturing systems

- Life-cycle environmental impact appraisal of vehicles

- Modelling of manufacturing systems with Discrete Event Simulations and statistical analysis tools

- Waste heat recovery in foundries through thermodynamic cycles

- Manager of the Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Simulation lab

Research projects:

- UK EPSRC "Sustainable Additive Manufacturing"

- Path to Net Zero for smart foundries with Foseco International

- Innovate UK ATI "Metallic Aerospace Structures Technologies for Eco-social Returns"

- Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of additive manufacturing products


- Deputy Director of the Aerospace Manufacturing MSc Course

- Module Leader of Manufacturing Systems Engineering

- Enterprise Modelling

- Principles of Sustainability

- Additive Manufacturing Systems Design

- Induction of the Aerospace Manufacturing Course


- Doctoral Researchers

- MSc Group Projects

- Individual Research Projects (i.e., MSc theses)


  • E ON SE
  • Airbus SE
  • Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC
  • Boeing Co
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Meggit PLC
  • BAE Systems PLC
  • GKN Ltd
  • Thales SA
  • Safran SA (Snecma)
  • Weir Group PLC
  • Compagnie de Saint Gobain SA
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • GE Aerospace


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Conference Papers