Dr Adrian Sharman

BEng (Hons), MPhil, PhD

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Technical Fellow - Metallurgy and Materials


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Dr Adrian Sharman
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Samlesbury Enterprise Zone
Roy Chadwick Way, Mellor Brook

Adrian joined the AMRC in 2002, having previously studied for a PhD at the University of Birmingham on conventional and non-conventional machining of gamma titanium aluminide sponsored by Rolls-Royce and Sandvik Coromant. He also holds a BEng in Manufacturing Engineering, an MPhil in the Science and Engineering of Materials and is a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Adrian has been awarded the IMechE’s Thatcher Brothers award for best paper on a manufacturing engineering subject and the IMechE’s Joesph Whitworth award for best paper on engineering production.

Adrian is currently a Technical Fellow within the AMRC NW additive manufacturing group. Adrian has extensive applied research experience in the metallurgical responses of materials to processing and is currently working on the influence of additive manufacturing techniques on component integrity.

Research interests

Adrian’s research interests include additive manufacturing, powder characterisation, surface integrity and machining processes for additive manufacture, residual stress formation and novel materials processing.


Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers

  • Hardy MC, Herbert CRJ, Kwong J, Li W, Axinte DA, Sharman ARC, Encinas-Oropesa A & Withers PJ (2014) Characterising the Integrity of Machined Surfaces in a Powder Nickel Alloy used in Aircraft Engines. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 13 (pp 411-416) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sharman A, Wika K, Ridgway K & Gouldbourne D () “Impact of number of flutes and helix angle on tool performance and hole quality in drilling composite/titanium stacks”. SAE 2011 Aerotech Congress & Exposition. Toulouse, October 2011 - October 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sharman A, Aspinwall DK, Dewes RC, Bowen P & Li XP () Ultrasonic assisted turning of gamma titanium aluminide. 13th International Symposium for Electromachining (pp 939-951). Bilbao, Spain, 2001 - 2001. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

AMRC North West