Senior Scientist and expert in ultrasonic sensors
Dr Michele Schirru (PhD) graduated as Mechanical Engineer at the University of Cagliari (Italy) and obtained his PhD at the University of Sheffield (UK). His specialisation is the development of custom ultrasonic sensors, mainly for industrial applications. He has over 15 years of experience in this field. In his academic and research career, he developed a new type of sensor for the measurement of oil properties in auto engines, and for this development he was awarded several national and international prices. He also hold several patents concerning the development of innovative ultrasonic devices. He also mentored several MSc and PhD students. All of them were successful in their studies and some of them also received prices and recognition for their achievements under his mentorship.
He also worked in industry as consultant for important firms taking charge of several R&D projects spanning from aerospace to railway applications. He also developed a sensor that is now commercially available.