Luca Pagano is a highly skilled Senior Research Project Engineer who is responsible for managing and delivering R&D projects at UWTSD. He has a proven track record of success in multiple sectors from defense to automotive. With almost 10 years of combined experience in R&D, Luca can consult comfortably in Finite Element Analysis, Composite Materials, Fracture Mechanics, Failure Analysis, NDT&E (Non Destructive Testing & Evaluation), and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. Luca is passionate about tackling seemingly impossible tasks and thrives on taking engineering projects from initial concepts to successful completion.

He was also part of the team who won the 2022 Innovation, Science & Technology Award at the St David Awards. The team developed a 3D-printed jet respiratory support system to help the NHS in the fight against Covid 19.

Since the R&D side of MADE Cymru has been completed, Luca has been applying his expertise to a variety of exciting projects with WISA at UWTSD.