Pierre Vella

Pierre Vella

Pierre Vella

Head of Department, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Pierre Vella graduated as a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 1988. He also obtained a MSc in Engineering and Manufacturing Management from Coventry University in 2001. Between 1988 and 2003, he worked in industry, namely Malta Freeport Corporation and ST Microelectronics. He then joined the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (DIME) at the University of Malta, as a Manufacturing Systems Engineer, where he was responsible for the management of the department’s laboratories until October 2007. In 2007 he was appointed as an academic member with the same department and subsequently obtained his PhD degree from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2015. His research work dealt with micro and nano manufacturing process chains. He currently holds the post of Lecturer with the DIME and his primary research interests include the design and manufacture of microscale products as well as advanced manufacturing technologies. He is also the Head of the Department

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