Dr Julia Race

Head Of Department

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. 


Roundtable Event : The Potential Value of CCUS to the Political Economy, Edinburgh 28 November 2018
Turner Karen, Chalmers Hannah, Chalmers-Deacon Kate, Corradi Luca, d'Elloy Marine, de Vries Frans, Holman David, Holmes Nigel, James Alan, Bevan Nick, Kerr Stephen, Mallows Tim, Parmiter Philippa, Race Julia, Ramirex Andrea Ramirez, Robertson Luke, Sloss Lesley, Sweeney Graeme, Tucker Owain, Vass Seonaid, Warren Luke
Making the Macroeconomic Case for Near Term Action on CCS in the UK? The Current State of Economy-wide Modelling Evidence
Turner Karen, Race Julia, Alabi Oluwafisayo, Low Ragne
The main factors affecting heat transfer along dense phase CO2 pipelines
Wetenhall B, Race JM, Aghajani H, Barnett J
International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control Vol 63, pp. 86–94 (2017)
Considerations in the development of flexible CCS networks
Wetenhall Ben, Race Julia, Aghajani Hamed, Sanchez Fernandez Eva, Naylor Mark, Lucquiaud Mathieu, Chalmers Hannah
Energy Procedia Vol 114, pp. 6800-6812 (2017)
Shelter models for consequence and risk assessment of CO2 pipelines
Race Julia, Adefila Kehinde, Wetenhall B, Aghajani H, Aktas Batuhan
9th Trondheim Conference on CO2 Capture, Transport and Storage (2017)
Making the macroeconomic case for CCS?
Turner Karen, Race Julia
All Energy 2017 (2017)

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Professional activities

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

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UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre 2017 (UKCCSRC 2017)
Race, Julia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2022
Shelter and Escape in the Event of a Release of CO2 from CCS Infrastructure (S-CAPE). Julia Race (NAOME)
Race, Julia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2017
UKCCSRC - The United Kngdom Carbon Capture and Storage Centre
Race, Julia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2017
Impact of CO2 impurity on CO2 compression, liquefaction and transportation
Race, Julia (Principal Investigator) Wetenhall, Ben (Co-investigator) Aghajani, Hamed (Research Co-investigator) Benson, Simon (Co-investigator) Chalmers, Hannah (Co-investigator) Ferrari, Maria Chiara (Co-investigator) Li, Jia (Co-investigator)
The impurities present in CO2 streams are important for CO2 pipeline and ship transport, as they can affect various aspects, such as the range of operation, safety considerations, fracture control, cracking, corrosion control, dispersion in the event of a release, fluid density, operating pressure, temperature and the quantity of CO2 that can be transported. The range and levels of potential impurities emitted from CO2 capture facilities will differ between different power plant and industrial sources and between the capture technologies installed at the source. It is essential to improve the understanding of the effect of these potential impurities on CO2 compression, liquefaction and transportation under relevant conditions. Therefore, IEAGHG commissioned a study on this topic to a consortium comprised of Newcastle University and the University of Edinburgh.The study identified twelve worst-case but plausible impurities scenarios that are representative of the main CO2 capture processes.
07-Jan-2013 - 06-Jan-2014
Flexible CCS Pipeline Networks
Race, Julia (Principal Investigator) Wetenhall, Ben (Co-investigator) Aghajani, Hamed (Researcher) Chalmers, Hannah (Co-investigator) Lucquiaud, Mathieu (Co-investigator) Naylor, Mark (Principal Investigator) Sanchez Fernandez, Eva (Researcher)
This research will explore how CCS pipeline networks can react effectively to short, medium and long term variations in the availability and flow of CO2 from capture plants, as well as responding to the constraints imposed on the system by the ability (or otherwise) of CO2 storage facilities to accept variable flow. The work will develop relevant scenarios for modelling the likely variability of CO2 flow in a CCS pipeline network, develop hydraulic models of CO2 behaviour, engage stakeholders in the process through practitioner workshops, and deliver guidelines to the industry and other interested stakeholders.
01-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2014

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Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
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