Dr Julia Race


My background is in materials engineering specialising in metallurgy and welding. Prior to my appointment at the university, I worked in the pipeline industry for 7 years as an integrity consultant for PII Pipeline Solutions (part of the GE Oil and Gas business). 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 in the petrochemical and power generation industries involved with the operation, maintenance and design of chemical and power plant.

Roles and Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer and Stream Leader for Pipeline Engineering MSc and Subsea Engineering and Management MSc


PhD Metallurgy - University of Cambridge (1989-1992)
BEng Hons (First Class) - Science and Engineering of Metals - University of Sheffield (1986-1989)


Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (MIMMM)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Research Interests

Strain based assessment of defects (particularly dents)in pipelines.
Non-destructive determination and modelling of material properties, particularly in relation to pipeline steels.
Estimation and modelling of external corrosion rates in pipelines.
Integrity challenges with respect to the transportation of hydrogen and carbon dioxide in pipelines.

Other Expertise

Delivery of technical training courses for industry on pipeline engineering and integrity.
Development of distance learning training packages.

Current Work

UKCCSC (UK Carbon Capture & Storage Consortium) Project: Theme A6 - CO2 Transport: UK Infrastructure and Regulation.
Development of an external risk-based model for pipelines.

Esteem Indicators

Serve on the Editorial Board of the Ocean Engineering journal as an Associate Editor

Member of the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress Specialist Committee on Materials and Fabrication

Undergraduate Teaching

MAR1007 Materials in the Marine Environment

Postgraduate Teaching

MAR8010 Pipeline Structural Analysis
MAR8013 Pipeline Asset Management