Daniele Barbera worked as a Research Associate in the System Power and Energy Department within the School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow between 2017-2019. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2017) a MEng in Aerospace Engineering (2013) and a BSc in Material Science (2010) from the University of Strathclyde, University of Rome "La Sapienza" and "Tor Vergata" respectively.
His main areas of research are process modelling of inertia friction welding for aerospace application and high-temperature structural integrity, focusing on material and structure numerical modelling. Currently, he is investigating new remeshing scheme for IFW and material modelling for nickel superalloys. During his Ph.D. and past research, he investigated the effects of high-temperature creep and fatigue on the crack initiation process in metallic structures. He also has other areas of interest such as advanced materials and space deployable structures.