Marco Pavan


Fatigue is the weakening of a material caused by repeatedly applied loads. If not considered during the designing phase of an aircraft, can lead to catastrophic failures as happened in the first 30-40 years of the aviation history. My research aims at applying a relatively new surface treatment technique called Laser Shock Peening in order to modify the material properties of essential structural parts, making them stronger and enhancing their fatigue life and performance.


Marco received his BSc/MSc in Aerospace Engineering in 2007/2009 (University of Padua, Italy) and he is currently in his second year of doctorate course in Mechanical, Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering (Coventry University). 

Building: Engineering & Computing
Room: EC4-19

He worked as Research & Development engineer between 2009 and 2012, for an Italian company in the oil & gas field (Pietro Fiorentini spa). His research was mainly focused in the modelling of multiphase flows and in the development of new equipment, one of which patented, to get accurate measurements of the multiphase flow rate. He worked for Airbus between 2012 and 2014 as Research & Technology engineer, focused on the A350 Digital Mock-Up innovation. His activities were mainly related to improve the physical and technical integration of the different aircraft systems and sub-systems within a 3D digital environment.

Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021