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.


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)
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)
Investigation of fundamental ultrasonic propagation characteristics in NDT of electron beam melting additive manufactured samples
Tofeldt O, Pierce SG, Smillie G, Kerr William, Flockhart GMH, Macleod CN, Blue R, Gachagan A, Stratoudaki T, Andersson J, McMahon D
12th European Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (2018)
Adapting the full matrix capture and the total focusing method to laser ultrasonics for remote non destructive testing
Stratoudaki Theodosia, Clark Matt, Wilcox Paul D
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) 2017 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2017 (2017)
Full matrix capture and the total focusing imaging algorithm using laser induced ultrasonic phased arrays
Stratoudaki Theodosia, Clark Matt, Wilcox Paul D
43rd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Volume 36 43rd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, QNDE 2016 (2017)
Laser induced ultrasonic phased array using full matrix capture data acquisition and total focusing method
Stratoudaki Theodosia, Clark Matt, Wilcox Paul D
Optics Express Vol 24, pp. 21921-21938 (2016)

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Professional activities

British Standards Institute (External organisation)
Making sound with light: laser generated ultrasound
Imaging the sound of light: Laser Induced Phased Arrays
Laser Induced Phased Arrays
Making sound with light: Optically excited ultrasonic transducers (CHOTs)
Institute of Physics (External organisation)

more professional activities


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)
02-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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