Dr Julia Race

Senior Lecturer

Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering

Personal statement

Prior to starting my academic career, I worked in industry for over 20 years, latterly in the pipeline industry for 7 years as an integrity consultant for GE Oil and Gas. In this role, I was responsible for providing fitness-for-purpose, remaining life and corrosion assessments for onshore and offshore pipelines. I have also worked as a materials engineer in the petrochemical and power generation industries involved with the operation, maintenance and design of chemical and power plant.


I joined Newcastle University in 2005 as a lecturer in Pipeline Engineering, running an MSc in Pipeline Engineering and establishing an MSc Subsea Engineering and Management. I also began my main research into the pipeline and marine transport of carbon dioxide for carbon capture and storage (CCS). However, my other research interests include modelling external corrosion in pipelines and evaluating the effect of denting on pipeline integrity.


At the University of Strathclyde, which I joined in 2014, I am continuing my research interests in CCS transport. However, I have a wide range of research expertise in metallurgy, failure analysis, welding and corrosion in the power, petrochemicals and energy sectors.




Making the macroeconomic case for CCS
Turner Karen, Race Julia
Carbon Capture Journal Vol 54, (2016)
Impacts of geological store uncertainties on the design and operation of flexible CCS offshore pipeline infrastructure
Sanchez Fernandez Eva, Naylor Mark, Lucquiaud Mathieu, Wetenhall Ben, Aghajani Hamed, Race Julia, Chalmers Hannah
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control Vol 52, pp. 139–154, (2016)
Fatigue assessment of pipeline with plain dents under cyclic pressure loading using finite element method
Durowoju Michael, Pu Yongchang, Benson Simon, Race Julia
35th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, pp. 1-10, (2016)
Impact of CO2 impurity on CO2 compression, liquefaction and transportation
Race Julia, Aghajani H., Wetenhall B., Benson S.D., Chalmers Hannah, Ferrari M-C., Li Jia
Prediction of the consequences of a CO2 pipeline release on building occupants
Lyons C. J., Race J. M., Hopkins H.F., Cleaver P.
Hazards 25Institution of Chemical Engineers Symposium Series, (2015)
Impact of impurities on pipeline specification and hydraulics
Aghajani H., Wetenhall B., Race Julia, Chalmers H., Ferrari M-C., Li J., Singh P., Davison J., Kemper J
International Forum on Recent Developments of CCS Implementation, pp. 1-22, (2015)

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Professional activities

PhD Reading Committee - Utrecht University
External examiner for MSc programmes at Robert Gordon University
External Examiner
First International Forum of Transporation of CO2 by Pipelines

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UKCCSRC - The United Kngdom Carbon Capture and Storage Centre
Race, Julia (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2014 - 31-Mar-2017
Shelter and Escape in the Event of a Release of CO2 from CCS Infrastructure (S-CAPE). Julia Race (NAOME)
Race, Julia (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Sep-2014 - 31-Mar-2017

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer Building

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