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Personal Statement

My research focusses on design and manufacture using advanced metals and alloys. I apply fundamental materials science and engineering to help broaden our understanding of how these materials behave during various manufacturing stages and in service as structural components.

The deformation behaviour and environmental resistance of engineering alloys are my particular scientific interests, and my research focusses on studying and improving these properties. This requires an understanding across all length scales - from atoms to components. For this reason, sophisticated materials characterisation techniques and computer simulations of materials are the staple methods in my research.


Short Bio:

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management (DMEM), appointed in 2018 under the Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellowship scheme.

My previous post was as a research fellow in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London. The post was jointly funded by Rolls-Royce plc and the college. During this fellowship, I studied the high-temperature deformation of new cobalt-based superalloys, which can help improve the efficiency of aero engines and gas turbines. Prior to this, I worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the same university, working on a variety of alloys used in aerospace, biomedical, defence and nuclear applications.

I received my PhD degree from the University of Cambridge at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy. The research topic of my dissertation was the development and experimental verification of a computer model for high-temperature deformation of nickel-based superalloys used to make turbine blades in jet engines. My undergraduate MEng degree is from the Department of Materials at Imperial College London.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Master of Engineering, Imperial College London

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Projects 2019 2023

Industrial Case Account - University of Strathclyde 2019 | Catterson, John Conor

Vorontsov, V., Rahimi, S. & Catterson, J. C.

EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)


Project: Research Studentship Case - Internally allocatedResearch Studentship CASE (Internally Allocated)

Research Output 2005 2019

A nickel based superalloy reinforced by both Ni3Al and Ni3V ordered-fcc precipitates

Knowles, A. J., Reynolds, L., Vorontsov, V. A. & Dye, D., 2019, In : Scripta Materialia. 162, p. 472-476 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
heat resistant alloys

Generalised stacking fault energy of Ni-Al and Co-Al-W superalloys: density-functional theory calculations

Hasan, H., Mlkvik, P., Haynes, P. D. & Vorontsov, V. A., 5 Dec 2019, 100555.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stacking faults
Density functional theory
Bending (forming)
Strengthening (metal)


Armourers and Brasiers student travel grant

Vassili Vorontsov (Recipient), 2004

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

materials science

Charles Salter Prize

Vassili Vorontsov (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2008 2018

  • 16 Journal peer review
  • 15 Oral presentation

Materials & Design (Journal)

Vassili Vorontsov (Peer reviewer)
16 Oct 2018

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

Journal of Applied Physics (Journal)

Vassili Vorontsov (Peer reviewer)
16 Oct 2018

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