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Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

Dr Marco Messina

Dr Marco Messina

Telephone: 0151 231 2303


Dr Marco Messina has started his new position as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Design and he is a member of LOOM since September 2015. Marco studied for his bachelor and master course in the Management Engineering course at the Bologna University in Italy, completed in 2005. In 2007 worked as a research assistant at the University of Technology of Sydney in Australia for 2 years and at the end of 2009 started a PhD course in a motorsport project in Cranfield University (UK). Marco also worked a year in the industry after completion of his PhD as a consultant engineer in the automotive sector. Research interests include design of nanotech devices, MEMS design and optimization, wireless sensors networks, virtual engineering, structural NVH/crash analysis of vehicles, development of new composite materials used in lightweight structures and passive/active safety technologies in the automotive industry.




2013, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, PhD

Academic appointments

Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present


Journal article

Messina M, Njuguna J, Palas C. 2018. Mechanical Structural Design of a MEMS-Based Piezoresistive Accelerometer for Head Injuries Monitoring: A Computational Analysis by Increments of the Sensor Mass Moment of Inertia SENSORS, 18 >DOI >Link

Messina M, Njuguna J. 2013. Influence of Variations in the Mass Moment of Inertia into the Performance of a NEMS-based Piezoresistive Accelerometer Nanoproduct Review Journal, 2

Messina M, Njuguna J, Dariol V, Pace C, Angeletti G. 2013. Design and Simulation of a Novel Bio-Mechanic Piezoresistive Sensor with Silicon Nanowires IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics, 18

Lawrence E, Navarro KF, Riudavets J, Messina M. 2006. Macroscopic sensor networks: Application issues in healthcare Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, 6 :S309-S319

Navarro KF, Lawrence E, Riudavets J, Steele R, Messina M. 2004. Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) for Body Area Network (BAN) Surveillance WSEAS Journal on Applied Informatics and Communications, 3

Conference publication

Messina M, Njuguna J, Palas C. 2017. Computational Analysis and Optimization of a MEMS-Based Piezoresistive Accelerometer for Head Injuries Monitoring 2017 IEEE SENSORS, 16th IEEE SENSORS CONFERENCE :91-93 >Link

Messina M, Wagesreither S, Lugstein A, Njuguna J. 2013. Bottom-Up Silicon Nanowires Fabrication For Piezoresistors Devices International Conference of Composites and Nano-engineering

Messina M, Njuguna J. 2012. Potential of silicon nanowires structures as nanoscale piezoresistors in mechanical sensors IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 40

Lim YY, Messina M, Kargl F, Ganguli L, Fischer M, Tsang T. 2008. SNMP proxy for Wireless Sensor Network Fifth International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, 2008. ITNG 2008. >DOI

Messina M, Lawrence E, Navarro KF, Lubrin E. 2007. Towards Assistive Healthcare: prototyping advances in wireless sensor network (WSN) system integration and application IADIS International Conference - Wireless Applications and Computing 2007

Messina M, Njuguna J, Palas` C. Computational Analysis and Optimization of a MEMS-Based Piezoresistive Accelerometer for Head Injuries Monitoring IEEE Sensors 2017

Messina M, Lim Y, Lawrence E, Martin D, Kargl F. Implementing and Validating an Environment and Health Monitoring System 5th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generation ITNG 2008,


Messina M, Njuguna J. 2014. High performance tri-axial piezoresistive accelerometer