Steven Lai

Materials Engineer

Professional Background

Graduate with six years' experience in the Power industry. Experience in root cause failure investigations, NDT methods and in-situ plant investigations including replication and microstructural evaluation. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Root cause failure investigations
  • Power plant investigations including replication and microstructural evaluation
  • NDT methods (UTT, MPI, DPI)

Relevant Project Experience

Outage or inspection team member for the following power stations:

  • Calaca Power Station (Philippines)
  • Loy Yang Power Station (VIC)
  • Loy Yang B Power Station (VIC)
  • Koniambo Nickel (New Caledonia)
  • Masinloc Power Station (Philippines)
  • Millmerran Power Station (QLD)
  • NRG Gladstone Power Station (QLD) Queensland
  • Alumina Limited (QLD)
  • Rio Tinto Alcan Gove (NT)
  • Stanwell Power Station (QLD)
  • Townsville Power Station (QLD)
  • Worsley Alumina (WA) 


  • BE (Materials), University of Queensland, Australia, 2008 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Engineers Australia


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