Diego is undertaking a PhD in additive manufacturing using multiple beam high power lasers applied to metal powders under the supervision of Professor Bill O'Neill. His research focuses on the application of novel processing techniques integrated with fine thermal and environmental control.
Diego completed his MRes in Ultra Precision in 2015 and returned to the IfM after a year working in consultancy. He has a BEng. in Mechanical Engineering and a MEng. in Manufacturing from the Salesian University of Ecuador.
Diego has worked on the development of leading market products, and specialised in special purpose precision machinery. Prior to starting his studies at the University of Cambridge, he worked at Nikon Metrology and received the Business Award for his new design of an x-ray High Energy Systems. He holds several patents and has a strong interest in business and the potential of additive manufacturing.