Dr Sarinova Simandjuntak
I graduated and gained a PhD from Imperial College London. My areas of expertise include structural integrity, defect and life assessment, root cause failure analysis, fitness-for-Service and Risk-Based Engineering.
Some of the industrial projects/development work that I was involved in prior to my appointment at the University of Portsmouth are: software development of Risk Based Management (RBM) and defect 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.
I am interested in applied research, focusing on defect and life assessment of engineering components. Recent awards include the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst award which is to develop a smart miniaturised sensor network system for corrosion and surface damage detection and monitoring. Other awards include a TSB, KTP award to study an integrated design approach to develop an FE based capability tool for polymer-composite. I have also done many consultancy type activities, organised international conference & delivered training for engineers (sponsored by Industries) such as: performing material selection for the COLT system calibration bar (Straightpoint Plc), Developing Smart Sleeve system for improving the accuracy reading of a hardness tester (ETD Ltd), and metallurgy training course (in partnership with Lloyd-Thomas Consultancy Ltd).
Recearch interests include materials and applied research in corrosion detection and monitoring, fitness for service, defect and life assessment, structural integrity of engineering materials.