Dr Marco Aurisicchio is a Reader in Engineering Design in the Dyson School at Imperial College London. His current roles include:
- REF lead for the Dyson School of Design Engineering.
- Tutor in the Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) programme between Imperial College and the Royal College of Art.
- Academic lead in the London Interdisciplinary Social Science (LISS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).
- Course leader for the 2nd year Design and Sustainability module taught in the MEng in Design Engineering.
- Co-lead Ocean Plastic Network
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.
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
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
Zeeuw Van Der Laan A, Aurisicchio M, Gateways to Revalorisation in Future Circular Cities: A Vision for Closed-Loop Resource Flows, Anouk Zeeuw van der Laan