Salaheddin Rahimi, CEng FIMMM


  • United Kingdom

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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, University of Manchester

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 2023


Rahimi, S.


Project: Research - Studentship

Research Output 2008 2020

1 Downloads (Pure)

A new method for predicting susceptibility of austenitic stainless steels to intergranular stress corrosion cracking

Rahimi, S. & Marrow, T. J., 28 Nov 2019, In : Materials & Design. 187, 15 p., 108368.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Stress corrosion cracking
Austenitic stainless steel
Grain boundaries
Open Access
Stress relaxation
Residual stresses
Heat treatment
Aging of materials


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 2019

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

Materials Characterization (Journal)

Salaheddin Rahimi (Peer reviewer)
Apr 2019

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

Materials Characterization (Journal)

Salaheddin Rahimi (Peer reviewer)
Feb 2019

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