Daniel Suarez Fernandez

Position:
Research Associate

Research Area:
Machining Science

I graduated from my MEng in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Oviedo in 2015 while spending time at ITMA Materials Technology developing alloys and processing design for high speed rail track material (Arcelor Mittal) and for windmill power shafts.

In 2016, I received my MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Sheffield and since then, I joined the Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems (EPSRC).

Current Research

My research is focused in understanding the effects of upstream forging and machining in critical aerospace components, such as jet engine parts. This project is sponsored by one of the most important UK jet engine manufacturers, Rolls-Royce.

By analysing different machining parameters and understanding their effects on component life, more efficient machining processes can be designed which will increase the production rate of these aerospace components, so that the future demand of planes can be met.

Moreover, this research is also centred in studying machining data that can be analysed in inline processes, so that all components can be analysed without offline inspections, saving time and money, while enhancing the quality of the component.