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Alexander M. Korsunsky MA DPhil CEng FInstP

Professor of Engineering Science

Vice-President and Fellow of Trinity College


Alexander recieved his D.Phil fom the University of Oxford in 1995, having previously graduated BSc and MSc at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

He is a Fellow of Trinity Collegeand a consultant for Rolls-Royce plc. He is the Chairman of the Science Advisory Committee, Diamond Light Source and an EPSRC college member.

Alexander is a member of the Research Infrastructure and International Strategic Advisory Team, EPSRC, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Strain Analysis.

Research Interests

  • Fatigue and fracture
  • Dislocations and other defects in solids
  • Residual stresses and eigenstrain theory
  • Surfaces, coatings, (nano)indentation
  • (Synchrotron) X-ray methods (diffraction, imaging, spectroscopy)
  • Novel advanced materials

Current Projects

  • SAMULET – Residual stress analysis for new manufacturing processes (EPSRC, Rolls-Royce)
  • New dimensions of engineering science at large facilities (EPSRC)
  • CIPS – Centre of In situ Processing Science (Research Complex at Harwell, EPSRC)