STRUCTeam Welcomes Raphael Sajous As Principal Material Scientist And Executive Director To Enhance Renewable Energy Capabilities

STRUCTeam, a leading independent composites engineering consultancy, has appointed Raphael Sajous as Principal Material Scientist and Executive Director. In his new role, Raphael will be responsible for advancing STRUCTeam’s expertise with the integration of additional manufacturing capabilities for the renewable energy sector.

With over 30 years of experience in the composite industry, Raphael has held various senior technical and commercial roles, with a focus on renewable energy. Throughout his career, he has actively supported clients in navigating the evolution of wind turbine blades, witnessing the growth of blades from 12 metres to in excess of 100 metres. Raphael’s diverse skill set encompasses manufacturing support, process innovation, design for manufacture, failure mode and effects analysis, cost reduction strategies, resin, prepreg and adhesive development, testing and certification, and more.

Julien Sellier, Founder and Managing Director of STRUCTeam, comments: “We are excited to welcome Raphael to STRUCTeam. His extensive experience in Renewables and the development of composite blades make him a valuable addition to our team. Raphael’s expertise aligns perfectly with our commitment to lead our design for manufacture focus within the renewables sector.”

STRUCTeam remains actively engaged in numerous wind and tidal projects, focussed on providing support to leading turbine and blade manufacturers in their composite operations. The company assists clients with product development, assessment and introduction of new materials, processes, and design technologies, enabling them to deliver an all-encompassing renewable offering.