in Home

Global composites director appointed by Exova

Posted 26 July 2013 · Add Comment

Dr Natalia Becerra has joined Exova from Rolls Royce, where she held a number of key positions including most recently programme manager for new product introduction and capability acquisition for global repair services.

At Exova she will lead the development of the group’s global composite testing services, primarily for the aerospace industry.
 
The Exova group is a world-leader in fibre-reinforced composites, offering support in material selection and qualification, testing, manufacturing process development, failure analysis, repair technology and training.
 
Dr Becerra joined Rolls Royce in 2007 as a material applications technologist, progressing through a number of roles including principal technologist and engineering commodity lead.
 
She holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Oxford Brookes University, and is a committee member of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE UK).
 
She holds the Chartered Engineering status with the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IoM3), belongs to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and in her previous role sat on the research board of TWI, the independent research and technology organisation.
 
Roger Digby, Exova group technical director, said: “As composite materials increasingly play a key role in engineering and manufacturing it is important that Exova remains at the forefront of developments in the sector.
 
“Dr Becerra has an enviable background in the composites arena and a proven track record in working with emerging technologies from research to production, and introducing valuable new systems and procedures.
 
“Customers across our global network of laboratories will benefit from this appointment.”
 
Dr Becerra said: “Exova’s reputation in the aerospace industry is second to none. Testing plays a crucial role in the advancement of composite technology and I am very much looking forward to leading Exova in this fast-moving field.”
 
  

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Defence organisations concerned over inability to support disconnected ops

IFS has shared research revealing that military operators and defence in-service support providers consider disconnected operations a priority to effectively assist missions that take place with minimal or no information system

UK Military deployed in Scotland to aid Storm Arwen response

Following an urgent request for assistance, the military has been deployed to the Grampian region of Scotland to support the response to Storm Arwen.

Dstl supports new COVID-19 decision-making tool

A new interactive graphic developed by UK researchers including Dstl will help people decide what to do in everyday situations to protect themselves and others.

BA and Phillips 66 agree first UK produced SAF

British Airways will become the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced on a commercial scale in the UK after signing a multi-year agreement with Phillips 66 Limited.

MAG hosting ‘Runway to Recovery’ for SMEs close to Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands airports

Small and medium sized businesses can learn more about how they could become a supplier to the UK’s largest group of airports next week, when Manchester Airports Group (MAG) hosts a virtual ‘Runway to Recovery’ meet the buyer event on

FAC conference embraces carbon-free flight

Delegates attending the annual conference of the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) last month, were left in no doubt about the future emphasis of the sector – sustainability.

ADS S&P SK26111170322
See us at
RAF Museum BTWIRED BT2311141221