Contact Dr Simon Gray

Areas of expertise

  • Aerospace Materials
  • Power Systems & Turbines
  • Surface Engineering
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Through-life Engineering Services

Current activities

Simon Gray, Principal Fellow, is responsible for running the Materials Perfomance in Extreme Environments facility in the Surface Engineering and Precision Centre at Cranfield University.

Current activities include:

  • High-temperature corrosion fatigue (both high cycle and low cycle) looking at performance and development of alloys and coating systems for the gas turbine industry. A major output is to provide data and develop lifing models for critical components. New hydrogen testing capaility.
  • Materials performance in hydrogen - tensile, fatigue, c-ring, permeation 
  • Accelerated oxidation of alloys and coating systems to rapidly rank materials for use in gas turbines. A cheaper and more selective equivalent to a burner rig.
  • Machine Learning for NDE evaluation of corrosion damage
  • Stress corrosion cracking at elevate temperatures 
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • High-temperature corrosion of alloys and coatings
  • Assessing cyclic oxidation performance of new alloys
  • Oxidation and phase studies of intermetallics


  • Rolls-Royce Plc
  • Siemens Gas Turbines
  • MTU Aeroengines
  • Industria de Turbo Propulsores (ITP)
  • NASA
  • Cannon Muskegon


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