Kasra Sotoudeh joined TWI in 2011. Prior to his appointment at TWI, Kasra worked as a research associate at the University of Manchester's Materials Science Centre where he also completed his MSc and PhD in Metallurgy and Metal Forming (2008).
Kasra has published a number of papers and presented them both in the UK and internationally. He has led projects on a wide range of topics, from rapid turn-round failure investigations to long-term R&D programmes for individual companies and governmental programmes in the oil and gas, power generation, heavy engineering and transport sectors.
He also manages and conducts single and joint industrial research projects related to materials selection, e.g. microstructure, property relationships, failure analysis, welding metallurgy and fabrication cracking. He also possesses expertise in, service performance and failure, corrosion, creep, fracture and resistance, and environmentally assisted cracking of metallic materials with emphasis on stainless steels and non-ferrous alloys (i.e. nickel and titanium).