Professor Alexander Korsunsky

Professor of Engineering Science

Professor Alexander Korsunsky
Department of Engineering Science,
University of Oxford,
Parks Road,
+44 1865 2 73043


  • D.Phil, University of Oxford (1995)
  • BSc, MSc, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1989)

Research interests

  • Fatigue and fracture
  • Dislocations and other defects in solids
  • Residual stresses and eigenstrain theory
  • Surfaces, coatings, (nano)indentation
  • (Synchrotron) X-ray methods (diffraction, imaging, spectroscopy)
  • Novel advanced materials

Other appointments

  • Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford
  • Consultant: Rolls-Royce plc
  • Chairman, Science Advisory Committee, Diamond Light Source
  • College member, EPSRC
  • Member, Research Infrastructure and International Strategic Advisory Team, EPSRC
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Strain Analysis

Current research projects

  • SAMULET – Residual stress analysis for new manufacturing processes (EPSRC, Rolls-Royce)
  • New dimensions of engineering science at large facilities (EPSRC)
  • CIPS – Centre of In situ Processing Science (Research Complex at Harwell, EPSRC)

Recent Publications

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Institutional activities

  • Member, Institute of Physics