Contact Dr Wojciech Suder

Areas of expertise

  • Welding and Laser Processing


Wojciech Suder works as a lecturer at Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre at Cranfield. He holds a PhD degree in hybrid laser welding and MSc in materials science. His main research focus is on laser-matter interactions, laser processing, metal inert gas (MIG) processes, hybrid laser welding and development of new welding processes. Hi works actively towards promoting more robust “black art”-free laser welding, by encouraging better understanding of laser welding amongst the laser users. His work, therefore, has been strongly applied and closely collaborative with various industries.

Wojciech has been working at Cranfield University since 2012 as a research fellow in laser processing. Since January 2016 he has been appointed as a lecturer in laser processing and welding science.  His area of expertise is in laser processing and hybrid laser welding for various applications from micro-joining to thick section welding. He holds a PhD in laser welding from Cranfield University and an MSc in Materials Science from Gdansk University of Technology. Over a couple of years he has been actively involved in research on fundamentals of laser-material interactions and development of laser welding for various applications.

Current activities

The recent projects involve:

  • Development of empirical models for laser processing
  • New applications for laser processing
  • Development of laser and hybrid laser welding for new materials
  • High productivity hybrid welding of pipeline steels
  • Development of new welding processes
  • Development of laser based additive manufacture


The main clients include:

  • Heerema Marine Contractors
  • M2i Materials
  • Rolls-Royce
  • BAE Systems
  • SPI Lasers


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