Principal Project Leader, Metallurgy, Corrosion and Surfacing Technology Group
Qing Lu graduated with a BSc in Materials Science and Engineering from Harbin University of Science and Technology, China, in 1984. She obtained a Ph.D in Corrosion Science and Engineering at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in Manchester in 1999. This was followed by working on a number of industrial post-doctorate projects at this institute, including corrosion in chemical processing plants and surface engineering studies for automotive applications, between May 2000 and April 2005.
Prior to re-joining TWI in August 2012, she worked for DNV as a senior engineer between November 2011 and August 2012, and for Wood Group Integrity Management as senior materials and corrosion engineer between February 2011 and October 2011 after leaving TWI in February 2011. Prior to joining TWI initially in October 2006, she was appointed as senior research scientist at Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research Ltd in UK where her main area of expertise was in failure investigations, primarily related to corrosion.
Her role at TWI carries a particular emphasis in Corrosion Resistant Alloys, which are studied through various types of projects addressing failures, corrosion testing and evaluation, mitigation of corrosion, especially in structures and components joined by welding or other joining techniques.