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 Research Fellow in Sustainable Manufacturing Modelling at Cranfield University. He has 15+ 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. He has also worked on 15+ other projects with the industry and research bodies.

Dr Pagone has published 35+ international, peer-reviewed research papers and one book (m-index>1). He is the lead designer 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 £50k. He is a scientific committee member of international conferences on sustainability (chairing and organising ordinary and special sessions) and reviewer both for high impact factor international journals and international research funding bodies. Dr Pagone has advised and supervised 60+ MSc theses, 12 Group Projects (70+ students) and 4 doctoral researchers (2 ongoing).

Research opportunities

- Multi-criteria decision analysis
- Life-cycle environmental impact appraisal
- Multi-disciplinary sustainability assessment of Additive Manufacturing processes at system level
- 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 "Small is Beautiful phase 2" on sustainable metal casting
- Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of additive manufacturing products
- Production line improvements through modelling with industrial partners

- Module Leader of Manufacturing Systems Engineering
- Enterprise Modelling
- Principles of Sustainability

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


Funding bodies: UK EPSRC, Innovate UK, European Commission (since FP6).

Industrial partners: E.ON, Airbus Group, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, British Ministry of Defence, Meggitt, BAE Systems, GKN, Thales Group and Thales Alenia Space, Safran, Weir, Roche AG, Becton Dickinson, Saint Gobain PAM, WAAM3D, Guaranteed, Adient, Samsung Techwin (now Hanwha Aerospace), Sylatech, Haddonstone, Apar Steel & Castings.


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