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Personal Statement

Salah leads the Materials and Residual Stress team 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 utilise advanced materials characterisation techniques combined with in-situ mechanical loading experiments to better understand how microstructure affects the mechanical response of materials. The results from these experiments are then used to validate finite element simulations. 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 stresses 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 a Principal Materials Fellow leading the Materials and Residual Stress Team with over 24 staffs including Research Fellows, Research Associates and Manufacturing Engineers.  He is also supervising  PhD and EngD students at Strathclyde Engineering Doctorate Centre funded by EPSRC.

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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Corrosion & Protection Centre, School of Materials, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

1 Jan 20065 Mar 2010

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

1 Sep 199930 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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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2008 2019

Open Access
friction stir welding
Friction stir welding
Stainless Steel

Evolution of microstructure during double-sided friction stir welding of microalloyed steel

Baker, T. N., Rahimi, S., Wei, B., He, K. & McPherson, N. A., 21 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A. 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

friction stir welding
Friction stir welding


A Freeman Citizen of Glasgow

Salaheddin Rahimi (Recipient), Apr 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

Charted Engineer (C.Eng)

Salaheddin Rahimi (Recipient), Nov 2016

Prize: National/international honour

Activities 2015 2028

  • 7 Participation in conference
  • 5 Journal peer review
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk

Corrosion Science (Journal)

Salaheddin Rahimi (Peer reviewer)
31 Mar 2028

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review

Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures (Journal)

Salaheddin Rahimi (Peer reviewer)
22 Nov 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review