Team - Gladys Benghalia
AFRC, University of Strathclyde
Strategic Programme Lead – Electrification at The Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), University of Strathclyde
Dr Gladys Benghalia is the Strategic Lead for Net Zero: Electrification at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland. Gladys graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BEng(Hons) in mechanical engineering in 2011 before commencing a PhD in the Weir Advanced Research Centre investigating the development and validation of a fatigue-resistant weld cladding technology.
Gladys joined the Advanced Forming Research Centre in 2015 as a Research Associate in materials science and residual stress. During this time, she led research programmes on the characterisation of residual stress due to quenching, aging and machining processes in collaboration with a number of industrial partners including Rolls-Royce and Boeing, as well as leading the development of non-destructive residual stress measurement using ultrasonic means.
Gladys then progressed onto the role of Strategic Lead for Net Zero: Electrification at the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland, combining electrical and manufacturing expertise and leading industrial engagement with the UK supply chain to secure a manufacturing base for the sustainable design and manufacture of high value, high integrity PEMD (power electronics, machines and drives) across multiple sectors.