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Composites and Coatings Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge


Noel Glaenzer


Noel main area of research is the hot corrosion type II. In order to understand the failure mechanism happening under sulfur rich fuel and in offshore location, a facility was built to reproduce the turbine environment (high temperature, large stress). A finite element model was also created to reproduce the mechanical response of the growth of reaction layer on the sample. His PhD is undertaken part-time as he is also working for the customer service department of Solar Turbines as a Regional Field Engineer.

He has an Engineering degree in Energetic and propulsion from INSA, Rouen (Fr) and a MSc in Thermal Power from Cranfield University (Rotating machinery and management).

Prior to work as an RFE, Noel worked on maintenance of General Electric 6B & 6FA gas turbines, before joining Solar as a field service representative in 2009. His functions involved repairing, maintaining, trouble shooting and starting new gas turbines in various locations. In June 2014, he becomes RFE and is now providing technical support as well as investigating failure case.


Key Publications

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