Associate professor

offices: GM-111 & M-130
phone: +33(0)-494-142-360 / +33(0)-483-166-630
e-mail: sebastien.campocasso ‘at’ univ-tln.fr
personal webpage: cv.archives-ouvertes.fr/sebastien-campocasso


Former student of the ENS Cachan (currently ENS Paris-Saclay) and doctor of the ENSAM in “Mechanical Engineering – Manufacturing Processes”, I am currently associate professor (CNU 60 / Mechanical engineering) at the University of Toulon. Involved at the international level within the CIRP (Research Affiliate since 2014), I also participate in national networks such as Manufacturing’21 and the GIS S-mart (formerly AIP-Primeca).

After more than five years of research at LaBoMaP (ENSAM Cluny) on experimental analysis and modelling of metal cutting, I began to work on new research topics when I join the COSMER laboratory in September 2015.


My current research works focus on the development of design and trajectory planning methods for additive manufacturing, and more particularly for multi-axis wire deposition. This topic constitutes a federative research axis for the COSMER laboratory and involves ressources from the MAQ-3D platform (located at the SeaTech engineering school), and also the Additive manufacturing robot-based WAAM cell.

PhD thesis co-supervision

  • Lewis Andurand (Oct. 2019-), 40% – under supervision of Prof. Vincent Hugel and co-supervision of Ass. Prof. Matthieu Museau
  • Maxime Chalvin (defended on July 9th 2020), 70% – under supervision of Prof. Vincent Hugel
  • Myriam Orquera (defended on Dec. 9th 2019), 50% – under supervision of Prof. Dominique Millet

Supervision of master thesis

  • Maxime Chalvin (April-July 2017), 100%

Supervision of interns

  • Federico Orlacchio (Centrale Lyon / Politecnico di Torino, April-July 2020), 50% – Co-supervised by Myriam Orquera
  • Edouard Maragnon (CESI Nice, October 2019), 50% – Co-supervised by Maxime Chalvin
  • Nicolas Miséricordia (IUT Toulon, April-June 2019), 50% – Co-supervised by Maxime Chalvin

Research projects and fundings

  • AEROWAM (Segula Technologies, 2020-2021)
  • Grant for a research stay in Germany (DAAD, 2019)
  • ROBWELD (Département du Var, 2019)
  • BeShape (French research agency ANR, 2019-2023)
  • ROBOWAM (Metropolis TPM & Poly-Shape company, 2018-2020)

Scientific Collaborations

  • Collaboration with the research group Assembly and Production Automation of the IWF institute of the TU Braunschweig since Febuary 2018. Research stay in November-December 2019.

Scientific outreach

  • Co-responsibility of the French research group Manufacturing’21, with Vincent Wagner, since Sept. 2020
  • Local correspondent of the French research groups S-mart (formerly AIP-Primeca) and Manufacturing’21 since Jan. 2017
  • Correspondent in PACA region of GIS S-mart with the association TEAM Henri Fabre
  • CIRP Research Affiliate from 2014 to 2020
  • Organization of events:
  • Member of scientific committees of international conferences :
  • Member of scientific committees of French conferences:
  • Conference session chairing:
    • Session Chair, “Manufacturing Engineering” session, JCM2020, Online, 2020
  • Review of project proposals:
    • French Research Agency (ANR): 2 in 2020
  • Reviewer for The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Collective and administrative responsibilities

  • Representative at the Scientific commission of the University of Toulon since March 2019
  • GMP dept. representative at the CARTT council (Funding for applied Research and Technology Transfer) of IUT of Toulon since January 2019
  • COSMER lab. representative at the MEDD Thematic Pole council (Sea, Environment, Sustainable Developement) of Toulon University since Sept. 2016
  • In charge of studies continuation post-graduation from the GMP dept. of IUT of Toulon since Sept. 2020


Most of my teaching activities are provided at the GMP department (mechanical engineering) of the IUT of Toulon (institute of technology) and related to the following subjects: manufacturing engineering (~60%), IT (~20%), metrology/non-destructive testing (~20%), as well as student projects management. I also work in the IMecaD (mechanical design) and MDE (materials) programs at SeaTech engineering school, as well as in the CAPPI professional bachelor degree.

Recent publications

Full list and download links available at: cv.archives-ouvertes.fr/sebastien-campocasso

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles:
    • M. Chalvin, S. Campocasso, V. Hugel, T. Baizeau. Layer-by-Layer Generation of Optimized Joint Trajectory for Multi-Axis Robotized Additive Manufacturing of Parts of Revolution. Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 65, pp. 101960, 2020
    • M. Orquera, S. Campocasso, D. Millet. Some principles to optimise an additively manufactured multi-component product. Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 31/4, pp. 219-240, 2020
  • International conferences with proceedings:
    • M. Orquera, S. Campocasso, D. Millet. Topological Optimization of a Mechanical System with Adaptive Convergence Criterion. 10th International Joint Conference on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing (JCM 2020), June 2-4, 2020, Aix-en-Provence (France). Accepted
    • M. Chalvin*, S. Campocasso, T. Baizeau, V. Hugel. Automatic Multi-Axis Path Planning for Thinwall Tubing through Robotized Wire Deposition. 12th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering (ICME), July 18-20, 2018, Gulf of Naples (Italy). Procedia CIRP, Vol. 79, pp. 89-94, 2019
    • S. Campocasso*, M. Chalvin, A.-K. Reichler, R. Gerbers, K. Dröder, V. Hugel, F. Dietrich. A Framework for Future CAM Software Dedicated to Additive Manufacturing by Multi-Axis Deposition. 6th CIRP Global Web Conference (CIRPe), October 23-25. Procedia CIRP, Vol. 78, pp. 79-84, 2018
    • M. Orquera*, S. Campocasso, D. Millet. Design for Additive Manufacturing Method for a Mechanical System Downsizing. 27th CIRP Design Conference, May 10-12, Cranfield (UK). Procedia CIRP, Vol. 60, pp. 223-228, 2017
  • International conferences:
    • S. Campocasso*, B. Ostré, D. Millet, V. Hugel. A design optimisation method for direct metal deposition. CIRP General Assembly Part II (STC Dn), August 22-24, Birmingham (UK), 2019
  • French conferences with proceedings:
    • M. Chalvin*, S. Campocasso, V. Hugel, T. Baizeau. Génération de trajectoire pour l’ajout d’entités par fabrication additive robotisée multi-axes (6 p.). 16ème Colloque national S-mart (AIP-Primeca), 3-5 Avril, Les Karellis (France), 2019
    • S. Campocasso*, V. Hugel, B. Vayre. Génération de trajectoires pour la fabrication additive par dépôt de fil robotisé multi-axes – Application à une tubulure torique (5 p.). 15ème Colloque national AIP-Primeca, 12-14 Avril, La Plagne (France), 2017