Sofya Mitropolskaya

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
New Engineering Building, E3/3/160
Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2610
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  • Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing
  • South Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)



  • PhD. Physical Metallurgy, Urals State Technical University, Russia (1998)
  • Diploma Degree in Physical Metallurgy (equivalent to M. Eng.), Urals State Technical University, Russia (1986)
  • Academic degree “Associated Professor” specializing in Metal Science and Thermal Processing of Metals (FMSE, Moscow, Russia) (2007).

Research Focus Areas

  • Advanced Steels and Alloys for Special Purposes
  • Non-destructive monitoring of structural steels under severe loading
  • Degradation of materials and fracture analysis


Subjects Currently Teaching

  • PMY810S Physical Metallurgy 414
  • MIS720S Metallurgy of Iron and Steel 324
  • MIS810S Metallurgy of Iron and Steel 414
  • MMY820 Mechanical Metallurgy 423


Brief Career Summary

  • 2018+          Consultant Professor, DMPE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2015-2017   Senior Lecturer: Metallurgy, DMPE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2007-2016   Associated Professor, Department of Physical Metallurgy, Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 2000-2015   Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Technical Diagnostics, Institute of Engineering Science, Russian Academy of Science, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 1986-2000   Senior Research Engineer, Research Laboratory of Metallography, Urals State Technical University, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Selected Publications (Most notable publications over the last 5 years)

  1. O. Aron, S. Mitropolskaya, J Addai-Mensah, and J Sirunda. Optimization of material selection for underground water supply in Namibia//”Risk reduction through sustainable water management”. 22-27 July 2019. Windhoek, Namibia. Conference Proceedings. P.28. Keynote presentation.
  2. Oksana Kachepa, Sofya Mitropolskaya. Investigation into the Modes of Failure and the Causes of Failure of Water Pipeline Materials for Water Supply Schemes: Case of the Central Coastal Area of Namibia", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), , Volume 6 Issue 6, 1629 – 1635, (2017).
  3. Mushnikov A. N., Mitropolskaya S.Yu. Effect of mechanical stresses on the magnetic characteristics of pipeline steels of different classes // Diagnostics, Resource and Mechanics of materials and structures. Issue 4, 57 – 70, (2016). DOI: 10.17804/2410-9908.2016.4.057-070
  4. L. A. Maltseva, Mitropolskaya S.Yu. PROGRESS IN ULTRA-DEFORMABLE STAINLESS STEELS FOR MEDICAL TOOL APPLICATION//Diagnostics, Resource and Mechanics of materials and structures. Issue 2, 44 – 56, (2015). DOI: 10.17804/2410-9908.2015.2.044-056
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