Dr. Jialuo Ding is currently a Principal Research Fellow in Additive Manufacturing, in Cranfield University. She got her PhD degree from Cranfield University in 2013. She is leading the research development of the digital aspects of the wire based Direct Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing process (w-DED AM), including process modelling and simulation, process monitoring and control, and the applications of large-scale DED AM component building. In addition, she is the Research Programme Lead of WAAMMat Programme, which is a rolling research programme aiming at providing industrial solutions based on WAAM process, and is responsible for the delivery of research and industrial projects in the WAAMMat Programme.

Research opportunities

Process simulation of w-DED AM process, including FEM and CFD based activities

Process monitoring and control for w-DED AM process

Digital twin of w-DED AM process

Industrial applications of w-DED AM process

Current activities

Current projects:

NEWAM project (EPSRC): lead the process modelling research area

HPWAAM project (Innovate UK): project lead

MultiFun (EU): co-investigator

WAAMMat industrial projects, 10+ per year

Research interest:

Digital twin of wire based Direct Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing (w-DED AM) process

Stress & distortion prediction and control for w-DEDAM process

Fluid flow modelling and process fundamental understandings

Process monitoring, control and automation

Novel w-DED AM process and applications


Advanced Forming Research Centre




BAE Systems

Boeing UK

Bombardier Aerospace



GE Avio

Innovate UK

Lockheed Martin UK




Weir Group


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