Dr Theodosia Stratoudaki

Senior Lecturer

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I am Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, which I joined in 2017 as a Strathclyde Chancellor’s Fellow .  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 and Nottingham Universities in order to develop adapt a new capability for real-time, remote ultrasonic phased array imaging, which adapts the array to the demands of the inspected structure. These adaptive Laser Induced Phased Arrays have applications in remote non-destructive evaluation, in process evaluation and material characterisation.

My research interests include:

  • remote ultrasonic sensing/imaging using optical methods
  • in-line manufacturing process monitoring in extreme environments
  • non-destructive testing
  • material characterisation
  • 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 Sellafield and BAE Systems.

I am co-chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee at the Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department, chair 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 and here.


Remote, volumetric ultrasonic imaging of defects using two-dimensional laser induced phased arrays
Lukacs Peter, Davis Geo, Stratoudaki Theodosia, Javadi Yashar, Pierce Gareth, Gachagan Anthony
2021 48th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation 48th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation Proceedings of the Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (2022)
Adaptive data acquisition for fast ultrasonic imaging using laser induced phased arrays
Lukacs Peter, Stratoudaki Theodosia, Davis Geo, Gachagan Anthony
2021 48th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation 48th Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation (2022)
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)
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)
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)
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)

More publications

Professional activities

Laser ultrasonics for non-contact, in-process NDE during manufacturing in extreme environments.
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

More professional activities


Remote ultrasound tomography using deep neural networks and laser ultrasonics
Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Principal Investigator)
31-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
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
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE) | Kamintzis, Panagiotis
Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Principal Investigator) Kamintzis, Panagiotis (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
Remote, 3D ultrasonic imaging in extreme environments using 2D laser induced phased arrays
Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 23-Jan-2023
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-2023

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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