Dr Julia Race

Vice Dean (Academic)

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. My primary research interest, developed since my move to academia from industry, is in the use of pipeline infrastructure to deliver pathways to Net Zero – primarily in the transportation of carbon dioxide (CO2) for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) schemes and hydrogen as a replacement for oil and gas in the energy mix. In this area my research topics have included: - material and specification requirements for CO2 and H2 pipelines, - techniques for conducting Quantitative Risk Assessments, including pipeline failure frequency and consequence analysis - hydraulic network design and developing system flexibility, techno-economics and wider economy impacts. My wider research interests include the modelling of structural damage and corrosion on structures, particularly relating to onshore and offshore energy infrastructure.


The Potential Economic Value of Increasing Scottish CO2 Transport and Storage Capacity to Service Overseas Export Demand
Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Karim Zanhouo Abdoul, Corbett Hannah, Race Julia
Integrating CCUS services into the UK economy : the challenge of persisting labour supply shortages and constraints
Turner Karen, Katris Antonios, Karim Zanhouo Abdoul, Race Julia, Corbett Hannah
Policy trade-offs in introducing a CO2 transport and storage industry to service the UK's regional manufacturing clusters
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Calvillo Christian, Katris Antonios, Swales Kim
Ecological Economics Vol 201 (2022)
Characterisation of UK industrial clusters and techno-economic cost assessment for carbon dioxide transport and storage implementation
Calvillo Christian, Race Julia, Chang Enrong, Turner Karen, Katris Antonios
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control Vol 119 (2022)
Understanding the Wider Economy Impacts and Informing Policy around Net Zero Industry Development : Scotland's Net Zero Infrastructure Programme (SNZI) - Year 1 Progress Report
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Katris Antonios
The relationship between a 'polluter pays' approach to carbon capture, regional policy and 'just transition' employment agendas
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Katris Antonios, Swales Kim
Climate Policy, pp. 1-13 (2022)

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Professional activities

Workshop with phase 1 CCUS cluster stakeholders
Meeting with colleagues from AECOM
Initial meeting wiht reprsentatives of the Wood Group
Centre for Energy Policy Energy Conversations:Stop talking tech – why should people care about energy technology and policy?
Cybersecurity and Marine Big Data
Member of programme committee
Stakeholder engagement meeting

More professional activities


Exploring wage-driven employment displacement in a supply constrained labour market and the impacts on integrating CCUS into the UK economy
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2023
Strathclyde Engineering Scholars – equal outcomes for the most disadvantaged
Thomson, Avril (Principal Investigator) Flockhart, Gordon (Co-investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator) Sypek, Katarzyna (Co-investigator)
07-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2023
Accounting and scenario analyses to measuring and unlocking value to enable just transitions in the decarbonisation of UK industrial clusters - BRIDGE
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Developing new international public policy norms to achieve sustainable and equitable net-zero societies
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
Scotland's Net Zero Roadmap
Turner, Karen (Principal Investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2022
An Integrated smart system of Ultrafiltration, Photocatalysis, thermal desalination for wastewater treatment (Newton Institutional Links) / R200012
Oterkus, Selda (Principal Investigator) Oterkus, Erkan (Co-investigator) Race, Julia (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2022

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Henry Dyer

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