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Personal Statement

I am a Lecturer and a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow at the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, which I joined in 2017.  I obtained my PhD in laser ultrasonics for carbon fibre composites from the Physics Department, at the University of Warwick. After a year of post doctoral work at the Department of Chemistry of Cambridge University, I joined the Applied Optics Group of the University of Nottingham, before joining Strathclyde.

My main research is focused on sensing and imaging using light. I am currently in a collaboration with Bristol University in order to adapt a data collection method (Full Matrix Capture) developed for ultrasonic phased arrays, to laser based ultrasound and with Exeter University for work related to phononic crystals.

My research interests include:

  • remote ultrasonic sensing/imaging using optical methods
  • non-destructive testing
  • chemical sensing
  • in-line manufacturing process monitoring in extreme environments
  • optically excited sensors
  • laser induced ultrasonic phased arrays
  • laser ultrasonics in advanced materials

Due to the industrial applications of my work I have an extensive record of industrial collaborations which include Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Serco.

I am co-chair of the Athena Swan committee at the Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department, member of the committee of the Physical Acoustics group, of the Institute of Physics and a member of the IEEE.


PhD vacancies:


  • Laser ultrasonics for remote ultrasonic imaging. – Deadline 23th April 2019. Find out more here.

I am keen to supervise doctorate students on topics related to laser ultrasonics and opto-acoustic sensing/imaging. Please contact me via email.

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Ultrasonics Engineering & Materials Science
ultrasonics Physics & Astronomy
transducers Physics & Astronomy
Lasers Engineering & Materials Science
lasers Physics & Astronomy
Pigments Chemical Compounds
Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy Chemical Compounds
Transducers Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 1999 2018

Investigation of fundamental ultrasonic propagation characteristics in NDT of electron beam melting additive manufactured samples

Tofeldt, O., Pierce, SG., Smillie, G., Kerr, W., Flockhart, GMH., Macleod, CN., Blue, R., Gachagan, A., Stratoudaki, T., Andersson, J. & McMahon, D., 14 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press). 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Electron beam melting
Ultrasonic propagation
Nondestructive examination
3D printers
Ultrasonic velocity

Laser induced phased arrays for remote ultrasonic imaging of additive manufactured components

Stratoudaki, T., Javadi, Y., Kerr, W., Wilcox, P. D., Pieris, D. & Clark, M., 10 Sep 2018, p. 174-182. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Ultrasonic imaging
3D printers


Best paper award

Theodosia Stratoudaki (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

phased arrays
data acquisition

Best paper award

Theodosia Stratoudaki (Recipient) & Yashar Javadi (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

phased arrays