Sarinova Simandjuntak

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PhD projects

Proposed programme:

1. Development of wireless sensor network for environmental condition and monitoring within offshore wind turbine nacelle.

2. Additive manufactured functionally graded materials utilising sintering laser melting technique

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Personal profile


I graduated and gained a PhD from Imperial College London. I then joined the Universtiy of Bristol in 2001 as part of Solid Mechanics group during when I was involved in the 2 SUPERGEN projects (a conventional power plant collaboration EPSRC project) and KNOO (Keeping the Nuclear Option Open) project. For gaining industrial work experience, I left Bristol in 2008 before taking a lectureship position at the University of Portsmouth in 2011. I am currently a senior lecturer with sharing duties of teaching and research.



  • Solid Mechanics 
  • Advance and Modern Materials
  • Product Analysis
  • Structural Integrity


Recent Research, Knowledge Transfers and the associated fundings:

  • “Developing miniaturised corrosion detection and monitoring wireless sensor network system for offshore wind turbine structures”.  An Innovate UK, Energy Catalyst round 4 (Role: PI, Grant/Award no. 03101607, July 2017-March 2019) - in partnership with Avonwood Developments Ltd and Avanti Communications Plc. Leading to a pilot study at Rampion Wind Farm, UK.
  • “Diversify the company’s innovative expertise in large composite structures”.  A 2-year KTP project with Magma Structures Ltd, UK.
  • “Develop an FEA based capability in the format of design tool for PEEK oil and gas piping manufacturing”.  A 1-year KTP programme with Magma Global Ltd.
  • "Design and develop a smart sleeve hardness testing tool". Knowledge Transfer project, European Technology Development (ETD) Consulting Ltd, UK.
  • "Characterisation of Silica glass using nanoindentation", Hewlett Packard Ltd.
  • Various projects on material testing (fatigue, hydraulic pressure buckling, environmental testing) and materials selections, StraightPoint ltd, UK.
  • Some of the industrial projects/development work that I have been involved in prior to my appointment at the University of Portsmouth are: software development of Risk Based Management (RBM) and defect/crack assessment, development of lifing procedure for high temperature power plant life assessment, electronic atlas of ageing power plant microstructures, failure analysis tool, and cyclic capability study for HRSG, CCGT and Co-Generation plants.



Research Interests

Recearch interests include Multi-materials (Welding, additive manufactured materials), Corrosion of engineering materials, Defect and life assessment, Structural integrity of engineering materials.

Media Availability

Attending Media training (on live interview), Organised by the University of Portsmouth

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 22 Jul 2013

Ph.D., Imperial College London

1 Sep 199731 May 2001

Award Date: 31 May 2001

Master of Science, Imperial College London

1 Sep 199531 Oct 1996

Award Date: 31 Oct 1996

Imperial College London

1 Sep 199231 Jul 1995

Award Date: 31 Jul 1995

External positions

Chartered Engineer (CEng), Institution of Engineering and Technology

22 May 2015 → …


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Defect, Life assessment, Damage tolerance, Fitness for service, Corrosion
  • TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
  • Steel (P91, SS), Corrosion of materials, Materials behaviour
  • L Education (General)
  • Female participation in engineering


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