Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Lecturer in Engineering Alloys and Metallurgy



s.pedrazzini Website




1.18Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Lecturer and EPSRC Early Career Fellow at Imperial College London, working on the environmental degradation of engineering alloys. I have a particular interest in oxidation and hot corrosion of nickel and cobalt-based superalloys as well as advanced characterisation techniques such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atom probe tomography (APT). I teach the 1st year undergraduate module in Materials Electrochemistry MSE104. 

Current research projects: I have a long-standing research collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc, who are co-sponsoring several PhD studentships, including several that I am about to advertise. I have some collaboration projects with Knauf Insulation and CCFE. The topic is always environmental degradation of various engineering alloys/oxides/coatings. If interested, please contact me.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Pedrazzini S, Rowlands BS, Turk A, et al., 2019, Partitioning of Ti and kinetic growth predictions on the thermally grown chromia scale of a polycrystalline nickel-based superalloy, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, Vol:50, ISSN:1073-5623, Pages:3024-3029

Gardner H, Pedrazzini S, Douglas JO, et al., 2019, Atom probe tomography investigations of microstructural evolution in an aged nickel superalloy for exhaust applications, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, Vol:50, ISSN:1073-5623, Pages:1862-1872

Pedrazzini S, Kiseeva ES, Escoube R, et al., 2018, In-Service Oxidation and Microstructural Evolution of a Nickel Superalloy in a Formula 1 Car Exhaust, Oxidation of Metals, Vol:89, ISSN:0030-770X, Pages:375-394

Barba D, Alabort E, Pedrazzini S, et al., 2017, On the microtwinning mechanism in a single crystal superalloy, Acta Materialia, Vol:135, ISSN:1359-6454, Pages:314-329

Bagot PAJ, Silk OBW, Douglas JO, et al., 2017, An atom probe tomography study of site preference and partitioning in a nickel-based superalloy, Acta Materialia, Vol:125, ISSN:1359-6454, Pages:156-165

Barba D, Pedrazzini S, Vilalta-Clemente A, et al., 2017, On the composition of microtwins in a single crystal nickel-based superalloy, Scripta Materialia, Vol:127, ISSN:1359-6462, Pages:37-40

Kontis P, Pedrazzini S, Gong Y, et al., 2017, The effect of boron on oxide scale formation in a new polycrystalline superalloy, Scripta Materialia, Vol:127, ISSN:1359-6462, Pages:156-159

Pedrazzini S, Child DJ, West G, et al., 2016, Oxidation behaviour of a next generation polycrystalline Mn containing Ni-based superalloy, Scripta Materialia, Vol:113, ISSN:1359-6462, Pages:51-54

Kontis P, Yusof HAM, Pedrazzini S, et al., 2016, On the effect of boron on grain boundary character in a new polycrystalline superalloy, Acta Materialia, Vol:103, ISSN:1359-6454, Pages:688-699

Segersall M, Kontis P, Pedrazzini S, et al., 2015, Thermal-mechanical fatigue behaviour of a new single crystal superalloy: Effects of Si and Re alloying, Acta Materialia, Vol:95, ISSN:1359-6454, Pages:456-467


Pedrazzini S, Child DJ, Aarholt T, et al., 2018, On the effect of environmental exposure on dwell fatigue performance of a fine-grained nickel-based superalloy, 3rd European Conference on Superalloys (Eurosuperalloys), Springer Verlag, Pages:3908-3922, ISSN:1073-5623

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