Dr Theodosia Stratoudaki

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am a Lecturer and a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow at the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, which I joined in 2017.  I obtained my PhD in laser ultrasonics for carbon fibre composites from the Physics Department, at the University of Warwick. After a year of post doctoral work at the Department of Chemistry of Cambridge University, I joined the Applied Optics Group of the University of Nottingham, before joining Strathclyde.

My main research is focused on sensing and imaging using light. I am currently in a collaboration with Bristol University in order to adapt a data collection method (Full Matrix Capture) developed for ultrasonic phased arrays, to laser based ultrasound and with Exeter University for work related to phononic crystals.

My research interests include:

  • remote ultrasonic sensing/imaging using optical methods
  • non-destructive testing
  • chemical sensing
  • in-line manufacturing process monitoring in extreme environments
  • optically excited sensors
  • laser induced ultrasonic phased arrays
  • laser ultrasonics in advanced materials

Due to the industrial applications of my work I have an extensive record of industrial collaborations which include Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Serco.

I am co-chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee at the Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department, member of the committee of the Physical Acoustics group, of the Institute of Physics and a member of the IEEE.


PhD vacancies:

I am keen to supervise doctorate students on topics related to laser ultrasonics and opto-acoustic sensing/imaging. Please contact me via email and find out more here.


Remote ultrasonic imaging of a wire arc additive manufactured Ti-6AI-4V component using laser induced phased array
Lukacs Peter, Davis Geo, Stratoudaki Theodosia, Williams Stewart, MacLeod Charles N, Gachagan Anthony
2021 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), 2021, pp. 1-6 (2021)
In-process calibration of a non-destructive testing system used for in-process inspection of multi-pass welding
Javadi Yashar, Sweeney Nina E, Mohseni Ehsan, MacLeod Charles N, Lines David, Vasilev Momchil, Qiu Zhen, Vithanage Randika KW, Mineo Carmelo, Stratoudaki Theodosia, Pierce Stephen G, Gachagan Anthony
Materials and Design Vol 195 (2020)
Component shape optimisation for enhanced non-destructive testing
Singh J, Mulholland AJ, Tant KMM, Stratoudaki T, Curtis A, Ijomah W, Windmill JFC
Materials & Design Vol 195 (2020)
Laser Induced Phased Arrays (LIPA) to detect nested features in additively manufactured components
Pieris Don, Stratoudaki Theodosia, Javadi Yashar, Lukacs Peter, Catchpole-Smith Sam, Wilcox Paul D, Clare Adam, Clark Matt
Materials & Design Vol 187 (2020)
Optimisation of data acquisition and processing for laser induced ultrasonic phased arrays
Lukacs Peter, Stratoudaki Theodosia, Wilcox Paul, Clark Matt, Gachagan Anthony
2019 International Congress on Ultrasonics (2019)
Laser induced phased arrays for remote ultrasonic imaging of additive manufactured components
Stratoudaki Theodosia, Javadi Yashar, Kerr William, Wilcox Paul D, Pieris Don, Clark Matt
57th Annual Conference of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, NDT 2018, pp. 174-182 (2018)

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Professional activities

Higher Education Academy HEA (External organisation)
French Society of Acoustics (External organisation)
Making Sound with Light
British Standards Institute (External organisation)
Making sound with light: laser generated ultrasound
6th International Symposium on Laser Ultrasonics

More professional activities


Adaptive Laser Induced Phased Arrays
Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Principal Investigator)
29-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2024
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Alfuwaires, Ahmed
Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Principal Investigator) Mulvana, Helen Elizabeth (Co-investigator) Alfuwaires, Ahmed (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 01-Jan-2025
Remote, 3D ultrasonic imaging in extreme environments using 2D laser induced phased arrays
Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 28-Jan-2022
Doctoral Training Partnership 2018-19 University of Strathclyde | Lukacs, Peter
Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Principal Investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Lukacs, Peter (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2022
Acoustic Based Characterisation of arc fusion process control parameters
MacLeod, Charles Norman (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Mulholland, Anthony (Co-investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator) Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Co-investigator) Tant, Katherine Margaret Mary (Co-investigator)
Acoustic based characterisation of arc fusion process control parameters and their effect on long-term defect initiation
02-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2023

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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