Contact Dr Simon Gray

Areas of expertise

  • Surface Engineering
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Through-life Engineering Services

Current activities

Simon Gray, Principal Fellow, is responsible for running the high-temperature corrosion and mechanical interactions 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.
  • 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 and extreme environemnts (including hydrogen)
  • 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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