Dr Rocco Lupoi

T +353 (0) 1-8961729
E lupoir@tcd.ie

Dr. Rocco Lupoi received a Masters degree in mechanical engineering from Politecnico di Torino (Italy) in 2004, and was awarded a PhD from the University of Bath (UK) in 2008. Before joining the School of Engineering in Trinity College Dublin in 2012, he worked as a Research Associate in the Institute for Manufacturing, part of the University of Cambridge (UK), for over 4 years. Dr. Lupoi’s expertise spans from structural mechanics applied to energy dissipation and the simulation of fluids using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), to the micro/nano characterization and processing of metallic materials in bulk and coating form. He is a highly regarded expert of Cold Spray and similar deposition methods, with high-rank publications, patents and an article in a Nature Publishing Group journal. Dr. Lupoi has obtained funding from the EU (he received a prestigious Marie Curie award), Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Research Council. Recently, he was awarded a major grant from the European Space Agency to explore a new form of Cold Spray that is capable of processing innovative materials (to include diamond based metal matrix composites) and applicable to near-net-shape manufacturing.

Dr. Lupoi’s research in AMBER is in the area of metal Additive Manufacturing, focusing, in collaboration with DePuy Synthes, on the development of Selective Laser Melting for the free-form printing of orthopaedic implants. This work is developing, through the detailed study of laser/matter interactions in the melt pool, new material design routes to optimise the properties and biomedical compatibility of 3D printed parts.


  • Dr Lorraine Byrne
  • Deirdre Caden
  • Mary Colclough
  • Emma Leahy
  • Colm McAtamney
  • Cathal McAuley
  • Brendan Ring
  • Richard Twohig
  • Dr Colm Faulkner

Dr Lorraine Byrne
Executive Director
T +353 (0)1 896 4130
E lorraine.byrne@tcd.ie


Deirdre Caden
AMBER Funding Manager
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Mary Colclough
Comms, Outreach & Public Affairs Manager
T +353 (0)1 896 3022
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Emma Leahy
EU Grants Manager
T +353 (0)1 8964085
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Colm McAtamney
AMBER General Manager
T +353 (0)1 896 3092
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Cathal McAuley
AML Operations Manager
T +353 (0)1 896 4933
E cathal.mcauley@tcd.ie


Brendan Ring
Head of Business Development
T +353 (0)1 896 3088
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Richard Twohig
Project Manager
T +353 (0)1 896 3016
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Dr Colm Faulkner
Business Development Executive
T +353 (0)1 896 4170
E cfaulkne@tcd.ie


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Open Call for EDGE Scholarship Applications

EDGE Fellowships are for experienced researchers of any nationality and residing worldwide, seeking a prestigious career development fellowship based in one of ten of Ireland’s third-level institutes. EDGE aims to form the next generation of thought leaders in ICT and develop their skill set to actively interact, collaborate and engage with industry. EDGE fellows will be researchers who are technically strong in their own discipline and capable of performing high-value, interdisciplinary research. The fellowships will provide researchers with the opportunity to work closely with their choice of academic and industry partners relevant to their research, training and professional career development objectives.

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