Salaheddin Rahimi, CEng FIMMM


  • United Kingdom

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Salah is a Technical Lead at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), one of the UK’s seven High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centres. He is an expert in measurements, modelling and control of residual stress and in the mechanical and microstructural characterisations of materials. A key theme of his research is to control materials characteristics and residual stress during manufacturing process of forging and forming. Salah’s previous research had focused on meso-scale fracture and the behaviour of materials under service loads in critical environments, using advanced photography techniques and electron microscopy to determine how microstructural features interacts with cracks. More recently, he has focused on developing novel techniques for measurements of manufacturing induced residual stress to control dimensional tolerance and part’s non-conformance during manufacturing, while retaining desired microstructure. Salah joined the University of Strathclyde in 2010 where he is currently the AFRC's CORE Research Programme Technical Lead, and the chair of Technical Board.  He is also supervising  PhD and EngD students at Strathclyde Engineering Doctorate Centre.

Salah is a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and he is registered as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Behaviours of Short Intergranular Stress Corrosion Crack in Type 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel , University of Manchester

1 Jan 20065 Mar 2010

Award Date: 5 Mar 2010

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

1 Sept 199930 Jun 2004

Award Date: 30 Jun 2004


  • Materials science
  • Residual Stress Measurement & Prediction
  • scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Electron backscattering diffraction (EBSD)
  • Forging and Forming of Metallic Materials and Alloys
  • Structural Integrity
  • Advanced Characterisations of Materials
  • Manufacturing
  • Stress Corrosion Cracking
  • materials performance


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