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Imaging the sound of light: Imaging the sound of light: laser ultrasonic phased arrays for remote sensing in extreme environments https://www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/postgraduateresearchopportunities/engineeringpgropportunities/electronicelectricalengineeringpgropportunities/phdimagingthesoundoflight-tstratoudaki/

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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 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 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:

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

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

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 1999 2020

  • 29 Article
  • 7 Conference contribution book
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Conference article
1 Downloads (Pure)

Laser Induced Phased Arrays (LIPA) to detect nested features in additively manufactured components

Pieris, D., Stratoudaki, T., Javadi, Y., Lukacs, P., Catchpole-Smith, S., Wilcox, P. D., Clare, A. & Clark, M., 11 Dec 2019, In : Materials & Design. 187, 9 p., 108412.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3D printers

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


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

Activities 2008 2018

  • 4 Invited talk
  • 2 Membership of committee

British Standards Institute (External organisation)

Theodosia Stratoudaki (Advisor)
1 Nov 201831 Dec 2019

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Making sound with light: laser generated ultrasound

Theodosia Stratoudaki (Speaker)
21 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk