Imperial College London

Dr Marco Aurisicchio

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Reader in Engineering Design



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Office 1 (104)Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Marco Aurisicchio is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Design in the Dyson School at Imperial College London. Other roles at Imperial include:

Marco leads a team of 6 PhD students. The team's current research activity focuses on the design and analysis of systems, platforms, products and services in sectors including fast moving consumer goods, healthcare, construction, nuclear and aerospace. 

As part of his research Marco has collaborated with various businesses and agencies including Procter & Gamble (Gillette), Nestle, Weir Minerals, Laing O'Rourke, CERN, Nacco Materials Handling Group, NASA, Solar Turbines, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, and Smiths Medical International.   

His research interests are in the areas of: 1) sustainable consumption and manufacturing; 2) construction as manufacturing; and 3) user experience and human computer interaction.

The research in the area of sustainability is funded by two P&G and EPSRC iCASE projects and an EPSRC project called 'Holistic integration of technology, design and policy for a greener plastic future'.

Marco has been involved in the research and development of two visual knowledge capture tools:

Decision Rationale editor (DRed)

design Visual Understanding Environment (designVUE)

Prior to joining Imperial College, Marco was a Research Associate in the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge where he also undertook his Ph.D. in Engineering Design. During his doctoral and postdoctoral research, he worked within the BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce University Technology Partnership for Design. Marco received a Laurea in Mechanical Engineering from the Universita’ degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" in 2000.

PhD opportunity: I am looking for a PhD candidate to work on a new EPSRC and Procter & Gamble fully funded iCASE studentship in the fields of Circular Economy and Design Engineering. The start date is October 2019. Please email my at if interested.

Research Associate opportunity: I am inviting applications for a Research Associate position in the fields of Circular Economy and Design Engineering to work for 12 month on a new EPSRC project called 'Holistic integration of technology, design and policy for a greener plastic future'. The start date is March 2019. Please email my at if interested.

Enquiries from potential research students interested in working in any of the above research areas are welcome.



Hsu P-Y, Aurisicchio M, Angeloudis P, Risk-averse supply chain for modular construction projects, Automation in Construction, ISSN:0926-5805

Zeeuw Van Der Laan A, Aurisicchio M, Archetypical consumer roles in closing the loops of resource flows for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN:0959-6526

Hsu P-Y, Panagiotis A, Aurisicchio M, 2018, Optimal logistics planning for modular construction using two-stage stochastic programming, Automation in Construction, Vol:94, ISSN:0926-5805, Pages:47-61


Aurisicchio M, Zeeuw Van Der Laan A, Tennant M, Material-Service Systems for Sustainable Resource Management, EcoDesign 2019

Yang X, Aurisicchio M, Baxter W, 2019, Understanding Affective Experiences With Conversational Agents, CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY

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