Fri, 15 May, 2020
Section Manager of TWI’s Laser and Sheet Processes section, Paola De Bono, has recently been elected to join the Association of Laser Users (AILU) Steering Committee. AILU is an independent non-profit organisation, run by and for laser users and suppliers. AILU also produce the quarterly ‘Laser User’ magazine, which disseminates information and expertise relating to industrial laser technologies and laser materials processing and their applications.
Paola has over eight years of specific experience in laser processing for micro-scale applications, including the welding of highly reflective metals and applications using dissimilar materials.
Having gained her master’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Palermo in Italy, Paola continued her studies with the Italian Engineering Association, becoming a Chartered Engineer. Moving to the UK, Paola studied for an engineering doctorate with Birmingham University, where her investigation focused on the topic of ‘Laser Welding of Copper and Aluminium Alloys for electrical Interconnects’.
Originally joining TWI as a Project Leader in 2007, Paola went on to become a Senior Project Leader and then the Team Manager for the Lasers and Sheet Processes group, before recently becoming the Section Manager.
Paola is also the Workshop Chair for AILU’s upcoming online webinar on e-Mobility. The webinar will be centred around the topic of electrification, and how laser technologies can help to combat the number of challenges industry are facing as we move towards rapid electric vehicle (EV) production.
Find out more about the webinar and register here.
You can also read AILU’s latest newsletter here, including information on how TWI is contributing to the fight against COVID-19.