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Alexander M. Korsunsky MA DPhil CEng FInstP

Professor of Engineering Science

Vice-President and Fellow of Trinity College

  • Biography
  • Research


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)