Dr Marco Messina

School of Engineering

Dr Marco Messina has started his new position as a Senior 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). Dr Messina also worked a year in the industry after completion of his PhD as a consultant engineer in the automotive sector.

Research interests include:
1. Design of nanotech devices,
2. MEMS design and optimization,
3. Wireless sensors networks,
4. Virtual engineering,
5. Structural NVH/crash analysis of vehicles,
6. Development of new composite materials used in lightweight structures, and
7. Passive/active safety technologies in the automotive industry.

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Currently I am looking for motivated candidates to undertake PhD studies in the filed of smart sensor for biomedical applications.

Dr Messina is the director of study for the following PhD student:

Mr Osman Salih
PhD title: Investigation on an intelligent shunt for Hydrocephalus patients

The Aim of this investigation is to attempt to offer a more effective process to combat Hydrocephalus. This will be achieved by developing an intelligent mobile system with the support of Artificial intelligence. The new system would be able to mine for data and learn from both the patient and the physician data, treatments processes, and drugs used. The system should then be able to suggest treatments plans for specific patients.




2013, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, PhD
2005, Bologna University, Italy, MEng

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present

Conference publication

Salih O, Smadi HB, Messina M, Mallucci C, Mustafina J, Aljaaf AJ. 2019. Smart Shunting and Monitoring of Hydrocephalus Patients AlJumeily D, Hind J, Mustafina J, AlHajj A, Hussain A, Magid E, Tawfik H. 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE DEVELOPMENTS IN ESYSTEMS ENGINEERING (DESE 2019), 12th International Conference on the Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE) :861-866 DOI Author Url

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 Author Url

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 DOI Author Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url Public Url

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, DOI Author Url

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

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 Author Url Public Url

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 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

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

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 DOI

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 Publisher Url


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