Professor Valerie Linton
Professor of CRC Welded Structures,
Associate Dean of Research


  • BEng (Hons) Metallurgy. University of Sheffield, UK
  • PhD Metallurgy, Cambridge University, UK.

Research (current and past)
  • Welding of stainless steels
  • High strength pipeline steels
  • Fume diagnostics
  • HACC
  • High chromium white iron
  • Welding (including friction stir) of light alloys

Publications (since 2000)
VM Linton, NJ Laycock, SJ Thomsen, A Klumpers, 'Failure of a super duplex stainless steel reaction vessel', Engineering Failure Analysis, 11, 2004, 243-256

Z. Alwahabi, O. Lucas, K. Meeuwissen and V. Linton,
Laser Polarization Spectroscopy of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Plasma, In Proceedings of the 11th International symposium on laser aided plasma diagnostics, 28 September - 2 October 2003, Les Houches France.

AA McLean, GLF Powell, IH Brown and VM Linton,
'Friction stir welding of magnesium alloy AB31B to aluminium alloy 5083', Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 2003, Vol 8, No 6, p462-464.

Linton VM, Powell GL and Brown I;
Cold Cracking and Segregation in Multipass Welds of a Quenched and Tempered Steel; 6th International Conference on Trends in Welding Research, Pine Mountain, Georgia, USA, 15-19 April 2002

Linton VM;
Welding of Dissimilar Metals; WTIA 49th Annual Conference; Adelaide, Australia; 8-10 October 2001

Laycock NJ, Linton VM, Wilson PT, Ryan MT and Krouse DS;
Stainless Steel and Nickel Base Alloy Weldments in Highly Oxidising Conditions; IIW Asian Pacific International Congress; Melbourne, Australia; 29 October - 2 November 2000

VM Linton,
'Dissimilar weld metal cracking in the power and petrochemical industries', IIW Asian Pacific International Congress, Melbourne, Australia, 29th October - 2nd November 2000

VM Linton,
'Fundamental mechanisms - a theoretical treatment of burn through potential and hydrogen cracking', Welding onto In-Service Petroleum Gas and Liquid Pipelines, 6-8th March 2000