Imperial College London

Dr Marco Aurisicchio

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Reader in Engineering Design







Office 1 (104)Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Marco Aurisicchio is a Reader in Engineering Design in the Dyson School at Imperial College London. His current roles include:

Marco has had the roles of Director of Research and Director of Postgraduate Studies in the Dyson School. 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.

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)

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



Hsu P-Y, Aurisicchio M, Angeloudis P, et al., Understanding and Visualizing Schedule Deviations in Construction Projects using Fault Tree Analysis, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, ISSN:0969-9988

Zeeuw van der Laan A, Aurisicchio M, 2019, A framework to use product-service systems as plans to produce closed-loop resource flows, Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN:0959-6526, Pages:119733-119733

Zeeuw Van Der Laan A, Aurisicchio M, 2019, Archetypical consumer roles in closing the loops of resource flows for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:236, ISSN:0959-6526

Hsu P-Y, Aurisicchio M, Angeloudis P, 2019, Risk-averse supply chain for modular construction projects, Automation in Construction, Vol:106, ISSN:0926-5805, Pages:1-12


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

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