Dr Kevin Kerrigan

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Composite Machining Group Head

Senior Technical Fellow

Dr Kevin Kerrigan
k.kerrigan@sheffield.ac.uk

Full contact details

Dr Kevin Kerrigan
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Factory of the Future, Advanced Manufacturing Park
Wallis Way, Catcliffe
Rotherham
S60 5TZ
Profile

Kevin began his research career at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland after completing an undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Engineering with Management Science at the same university. In 2009, he completed an MSc in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, where he developed novel heat exchanger designs.

He was subsequently awarded a scholarship by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology to undertake a PhD which he worked on in parallel to his role as a research engineer on the FP7 funded project ADACOM. In this work he developed a novel sensor for monitoring the in-process tool-side temperature during machining of thermally sensitive materials. Here, Kevin developed his skills in polymer material characterisation, scientific instrumentation of CNC processes and data diagnostics of cutting process responses. He is currently the AMRC’s Composite Machining Group Head and Digital Champion.

He has spent the last 7 years producing world-leading research utilising sensors to characterise process behaviours and responses of engineered composite materials during cutting and manufacturing operations. He works closely with industrial partners to introduce both new and enhanced machining processes for various applications. This includes aero engine / airframe parts, composite-metallic stack assemblies and large scale space components.

Qualifications

PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Chartered Engineer with Institute of Mechanical Engineers (CEng IMechE)

Research Affiliate with CIRP (RA-CIRP)

Research interests

Composites; Machining; Finite Element Analysis; Temperature Measurement Devices; Conduction inverse heat transfer; Adaptive Control; Aerospace structural design; Sensor Technology; Process Monitoring; Wireless communication and signal processing; Design for Manufacture and Assembly; Wireless Sensors; Wireless Sensors; CFRP Milling; Tool-integrated Sensors; Sensorial Perception; Mechanical Engineering; Aerospace Engineering; Manufacturing

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

Research group

Composites

Grants

Role: PI
Funder name: INNOVATE UK (TSB)
Title: Catapult 19/20 OMI CFRP Drilled Holes Demonstrator
Application date: 25 June 2019
Award date: 25 June 2019
Start date: 1 April 2019
End date: 31 March 2020
Amount: GBP 29,990.00
Main project partners / collaborators: N/A

Role: PI
Funder name: INNOVATE UK (TSB)
Title: Catapult 19/20 Doosan Mill-turn Capability Building
Application date: 8 July 2019
Award date: 8 July 2019
Start date: 1 April 2019
End date: 31 March 2020
Amount: GBP 100,000.00
Main project partners / collaborators: N/A

Role: PI 

Funder name: INNOVATE UK (TSB)
Title: Catapult 19/20 Cross Group OWA (Composites)
Application date: 31 January 2020
Award date: 31 January 2020
Start date: 1 April 2019
End date: 31 March 2020
Amount: GBP 25,007.00
Main project partners / collaborators: 

Role: PI
Funder name: INNOVATE UK (TSB)
Title: Catapult 19/20 Assess Abrasive Water Jet for CFRP Machining
Application date: 25 June 2019
Award date: 25 June 2019
Start date: 1 April 2019
End date: 31 March 2020
Amount: GBP 50,044.00
Main project partners / collaborators: CMS

Role: Co-I
Funder reference: 2019-GT-054
Funder name: BOEING UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED
Title: AI3760 Boeing VSCI ATI Project - Future Nacelle - Very Short Composite Lipskin
Application date: 7 September 2018
Award date: 7 June 2019
Start date: 1 April 2019
End date: 31 March 2021
Amount: GBP 2,613,964.00
Main project partners / collaborators: 

Role: PI
Funder name: INNOVATE UK (TSB)
Title: Catapult 18/19 - (CODICES) Composite Digital Capability & Engagement Sidekick
Application date: 9 April 2019
Award date: 9 April 2019
Start date: 1 April 2018
End date: 31 March 2019
Amount: GBP 140,272.00
Main project partners / collaborators: 

Role: PI
Funder name: INNOVATE UK (TSB)
Title: Catapult 17/18 AI3421 Cross Laminate Timber Machining Investigations
Application date: 2 November 2017
Award date: 2 November 2017
Start date: 1 April 2017
End date: 31 March 2018 

Amount: GBP
Main project partners / collaborators:

Role: PI
Funder name: INNOVATE UK (TSB)
Title: Catapult 17/18 AI3421 Cross Laminate Timber Machining Investigations
Application date: 1 March 2018
Award date: 1 March 2018
Start date: 1 April 2017
End date: 31 March 2018
Amount: GBP 62,946.00

Amount: GBP 140,272.00
Main project partners / collaborators:

Role: PI

Funder reference: AI2702
Funder name: High Value Manufacturing Catapult
Title: Composite Machining: Wet vs Dry part 2
Start date: 1 August 2016
End date: 31 March 2017
Amount: GBP 68,000.00
Main project partners / collaborators:

Role: PI
Funder name: INNOVATE UK (TSB)
Title: Composites Catapult project: Wet versus dry: part 2
Application date: 18 November 2016
Award date: 18 November 2016
Start date: 1 April 2016
End date: 31 March 2017
Amount: GBP 67,000.00
Amount: GBP 140,272.00
Main project partners / collaborators: