Dr Sarinova Simanjuntak

Associate Professor

Faculty:
Faculty of Science and Engineering
School:
Engineering and the Built Environment
Location:
Chelmsford
Areas of Expertise:
Engineering , Mechanical Engineering
Research Supervision:
Yes

Sarinova is an Associate Professor in Mechanics of Materials with 25+ years’ experience of teaching, research and innovation (R&I) and consultancies in the areas of health, integrity of engineering materials, components, structures, and renewable energy applications.

She has led multi-disciplinary, collaborative/industrial projects in various sectors including power generation, oil and gas, and offshore wind energy. Sarinova adapts R&I-led teaching to enhance her students’ learning experience.

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Background

Sarinova graduated from Imperial College, London, where she was also awarded her Masters in Corrosion of Engineering Materials and Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering.

In 2001, she joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Bristol (UOB) where she developed her research in solid mechanics (residual stresses), creep, and fatigue life prediction.

After spending eight years at UOB, Sarinova decided to gain industrial experience, joining industries and becoming involved in and leading national and international projects in areas such as risk-based management (RBM) and defect assessment, high temperature power plant life assessment, ageing power plant management, failure analysis, and cyclic capability study for HRSG, CCGT and co-generation plants.

In 2011, Sarinova returned to academia, joining the University of Portsmouth (UOP). She taught solid mechanics, advanced and modern materials, structural integrity, and product design analysis.

During her 11 years at UOP, she won several grants and consultancies and led multi-disciplinary projects, for instance, the Innovate UK "iWindCr: developing low power sensor network for corrosion detection and monitoring of offshore wind turbine structures" and "Dr-SUIT: Drone swarming for inspection of offshore wind turbines", and European Innovation Council (EIC)-Horizon 2020 "SatCom integrated UAV".

Upon joining ARU in November 2022, Sarinova secured the British Council Going Global Partnership (GGP) funding to develop a game-based learning module and app for STEM learning with Sampoerna University, Indonesia. She is now working with several industries and other universities' academics on project development and knowledge services.

Sarinova's other scholarly activities and academic citizenships include supervising PhDs, final year projects, and internships; delivering engineering training to professionals/engineers worldwide; and trans-national education (TNE), for example, with Indonesian institutions through the IISMAVO programme, and the British Council.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Indonesian

Research interests

  • Renewable energy applications
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Structural integrity (including diagnostic/holistic failure/damage analysis of fatigue, creep, corrosion, engineering component’s inspection and maintenance)
  • System design and integration
  • Sensing technology
  • Additive manufacturing parts/components
  • Engineering education
  • Gender studies

Areas of research supervision

  • Mechanics of materials
  • Applied research, especially in relation to renewable energy applications
  • Energy conversion including supply chain
  • Structural integrity, particularly in conjunction with materials and mechanical performance analysis; analytical and numerical prediction, for example, finite element analysis; and development as well as implementation of sensing or smart systems, for example, for damage detection, inspection, or monitoring.
  • Engineering education and gender studies

Teaching

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College, London. Diploma of Imperial College. Thesis: “Relationship between microstructure and fatigue performance of 26XX aluminium alloys”.
  • Master of Science (MSc), Corrosion of Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College, London. Thesis: “Corrosion study in Ti-gAl alloys”.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), Materials Science and Engineering, Imperial College, London. Thesis: “Laser Surface Cladding of Titanium, Aluminium, Nitride Layer on Titanium Alloys”.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMAREST)
  • Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • British Council Going Global Partnership (ARU, PI, 2022), in partnership with Sampoerna University, Indonesia on “Teachers’ training using sustainability and culture based gamified tools for engineering focused STEM learning”.
  • European Innovation Council-Horizon 2020 UFO Project (UOP, PI, 2022) in partnership with Airborne Robotics-UK and Atmosphere-France on “Navigated UAS for Remotely Controlled Offshore Wind Farm Inspection and Big Data Management”.
  • British Council Going Global Partnership (UOP, PI, 2022) in partnership with the University of Nottingham-UK and DEL Institute of Technology, Indonesia on “Educating on Electric Vehicles”.
  • UKRI-Innovate UK, Future Flight Challenge 2 (UOP, PI, 2021-2023) in partnership with Airborne Robotics, Ocean Infinity, Bentley Telecom on ”Drone Swarm for unmanned inspection of offshore wind turbines”.
  • Energy Catalyst round 4 (UOP, PI, 2017-2019) in partnership with Avonwood Developments Ltd and Avanti Communications Plc on “Developing miniaturised corrosion detection and monitoring wireless sensor network system for offshore wind turbine structures”.
  • Innovation to develop a proof of concept of a levelling system for a portable hardness tester (UOP, PI, 2017-2018) in partnership with European Technology Development (ETD-consulting) Ltd.
Industrial PhD Studentship

Sponsored: Kingspan UK, (Director of Study, 2021-2022).

Selected consultancies (PIs)
  • European Technology Development (ETD) Consulting Ltd (UK) to perform FE stress analysis of steam piping and tubing design leading to ETD requested support in production of the commercial item
  • Miscellaneous consultancies projects in partnership with Crosby Group - StraightPoint Ltd; Hewlett Packard (HP) Lab

Selected recent publications

Casey, L., Simandjuntak, S., Zekonyte, J., Buick, M. and Saifullah, A. (2022) 'Investigating the effects of H2O interaction with rainscreen façade ACMs during fire exposure', Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, 22, pp. 1252-1259. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11668-022-01417-6

Ken-Giami, I., Simandjuntak, S., Yang, L. and Coats, A. (2022) 'A grounded theory approach to uncovering the process of how sustainability topics influence women engineers’ career choice and engagement', Sustainability, 14, pp. 5407. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3390/su14095407

Ken-Giami, I., Simandjuntak, S., Yang, L., Coats, A. and Sanders, S. (2022) 'Establishing the relative importance of specific sustainability themes that influence women’s choice of engineering as a career using the Analytical Hierarchy Process', Sustainability, 14(1), pp. 566. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3390/su14010566

Simandjuntak, S., Lin, B., Affendy, B. and Akther, F. (2021) 'Combined residual stresses and fluid-structure interaction finite element analysis on bent pipes', Materials at High Temperatures, 28(5), pp. 351-357. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09603409.2021.1971358

Simandjuntak, S., Bausch, N., Farrar, A. S., Ahuir-Torres, J., Thomas, B. and Muna, J. (2021) 'iWindCr field trial and electrochemical analysis for corrosion detection and monitoring offshore wind turbine’s MP-TP steel components', Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/20464177.2021.1949088

Simandjuntak, S., Jiang, C., Kathke, T., Sanders, D., Chen, J. and Bausch, N. (2021) 'Investigating fracture properties of the additively manufactured PLA using sub-size specimens', International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. Available at: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-210665/v1

Yaghi, A. H., Hyde, T. H., Becker, A. A., Sun, W., Wen, W., Hilson, G., Simandjuntak, S., Flewitt, P., Pavier, M. and Smith, D. (2020) 'Comparison of measured and modelled residual stresses in a welded P91 steel pipe undergoing post weld heat treatment', International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 181, 104076. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpvp.2020.104076

Ahuir-Torres, J. I., Simandjuntak, S., Bausch, N., Farrar, A., Webb, S., Nash, A., Thomas, B., Muna, J., Jonsson, C. and Mathew, D. (2019) 'Corrosion threshold data of metallic materials in various operating environment of offshore wind turbine parts (tower, foundation, and nacelle/gearbox)', Data In Brief, 25, 104207. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2019.104207

Ahuir-Torres, J. I., Bausch, N., Farrar, A. S., Webb, S., Simandjuntak, S., Nash, A., Thomas, B., Muna, J., Jonsson, C. and Mathew, D. (2019) 'Benchmarking parameters for remote electrochemical corrosion detection and monitoring of offshore wind turbine structures', Wind Energy, 22(6), pp. 857-876. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1002/we.2324

Holdsworth, S., Simandjuntak, S., Shibli, A. and Skelton, P. (2017) 'Special issue of materials at high temperature containing papers from the HIDA-7 conference', Materials at High Temperatures, 34(5-6), pp. 299-300. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09603409.2017.1393228

Editorial

Simandjuntak, S., Ahmed, S., Allen, D. and Holdsworth, S. (2021) 'From the editors of the special issue', Materials at High Temperatures, 38(5), 305. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09603409.2021.1970409

Holdsworth, S., Simandjuntak, S., Ahmed, S. and Skelton, P. (2017) 'Special issue of materials at high temperatures containing papers from the HIDA-7 conference', Materials at High Temperatures, 34(5-6), pp. 299-300. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09603409.2017.1393228

Recent presentations and conferences

Gibson A., Simandjuntak, S., Dunkanson, E., Bingari, H. and Fraess-Ehrfeld, A. (2022) 'Assessing damage to wind turbine blades to support autonomous inspection'. In: 2022 Proceedings of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 12338, Hyperspectral Imaging and Applications II, 123380A (11 January 2023). Available at: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2644972

Sanders, D., Tewkesbury, G., Haddad, M., Zouaoui, Z. and Simandjuntak, S. (2021) 'Route optimization using forecasting, wheelchair modelling and path planning'. In: 2021 IEEE International Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, ITSC 2021, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, pp. 3793-3798. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1109/ITSC48978.2021.9564967

Sanders, D., Tewkesbury, G., Haddad, M., Zouaoui, Z., Simandjuntak, S. and Vatchova, B. (2021) 'Intelligent Control of a Semi-autonomous Assistive Vehicle'. In: Arai, K. (Ed.) Intelligent Systems and Applications. IntelliSys 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 294, Cham: Springer, pp. 613-621. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82193-7_40

Haddad, M., Sanders, D., Tewkesbury, G., Langner, M. C. and Simandjuntak, S. (2021) 'Intelligent user interface to control a powered wheelchair using infrared sensors. In: Arai, K. (Ed.) Intelligent Systems and Applications. IntelliSys 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 294, Cham: Springer, pp. 640-649. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-82193-7_43

Simandjuntak, S. (2020) 'iWindCr Wireless sensor system for corrosion detection and monitoring of offshore wind turbine structures', Online International Conference: High Temperature Plant, Materials, Inspection, Monitoring and Assessment (MIMA), https://www.etd-consulting.com/

Lin, B. and Simandjuntak, S. (2020) 'FE analysis of stress field in steam pipeline component', Online International Conference: High Temperature Plant, Materials, Inspection, Monitoring and Assessment (MIMA), https://www.etd-consulting.com/

Bausch, N., Ahuir-Torres, J. I., Farrar, A. S., Webb, S., Simandjuntak, S., Nash, A., Thomas, B., Muna, J., Jonsson, C. and Mathew, D. (2019) 'iWindCr wireless sensor system for corrosion detection and monitoring of offshore wind turbine structures'. In: International Conference on Marine Engineering and Technology: ICMET Oman 2019 Conference Proceedings, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Bausch, N., Ahuir-Torres, J. I., Farrar, A. S., Webb, S., Simandjuntak, S., Nash, A., Thomas, B., Muna, J., Jonsson, C. and Mathew, D. (2019) 'iWindCR: A remote corrosion detection and monitoring system for offshore wind turbine structures'. In: Al-Habaibeh, A., Asthana, A., Vukovic, V., (Eds.) The International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF2019) Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 9 to 11 September 2019, in collaboration with University Alliance and Doctoral Training Alliance for Energy, Nottingham Trent University: Publications, pp. 1-6.

Sanders, D., Langner, M., Bausch, N., Huang, Y., Khaustov, S. A. and Simandjuntak, S. (2019) 'Improving human-machine interaction for a powered wheelchair driver by using variable-switches and sensors that reduce wheelchair-veer'. In: Bi, Y., Bhatia, R., and Kapoor, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of SAI Intelligent Systems Conference: IntelliSys 2019: Intelligent Systems and Applications (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1038), Cham: Springer, pp. 1173-1191. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29513-4_84

Ken-Giami, I., Simandjuntak, S., Yang, L. and Coats, A. (2018) 'Making Engineering attractive for non-engineers', 6th Annual Symposium of the UK and Ireland Engineering Education Research Network (EERN), University of Portsmouth, 1-2 November 2018.

Ahuir-Torres, J. I., Tussler, J., Currie, J., Dawkins, D. P., Jefferies, J., Bausch, N., Simandjuntak, S., Nash, A., Thomas, B., Muna, J., Jonsson, C. and Mathew, D. (2018) 'iWindCr solution for corrosion detection and monitoring of offshore wind turbine structures', poster session presented at Global Wind Summit 2018, Hamburg, Germany.

Chan, C. H. S., Chen, J., Bausch, N., Sanders, D. and Simandjuntak, S. (2017) 'Statistical approach to determine damage acceptance for additive manufacturing part', International Industrial Conference on High Temperature Defect Assessment (HIDA-7), University of Portsmouth, UK.

Media experience

'Dr-SUIT Overview – Innovate UK KTN (IUK KTN)', AIR6 Systems, 31 August 2022.

Simandjuntak, S., 'Dr-SUIT: Drone Swarming for Offshore Wind Farm Inspection', ARPAS UK (with publisher).

Simandjuntak, S., 'Drone swarms to inspect wind turbines', University of Portsmouth news, 15 March 2021.

Shibli, A. and Simandjuntak, S. 'ETD Collaborate with UK Universities', ETD blog, 12 September 2018 [no longer available].

Simandjuntak, S. 'The importance of defect assessment in engineering', Partner News, Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Simandjuntak, S., 'Welding Grade 91 with Dissimilar Metals', Stainless Steel World, 27.