Dr Kirsten Dyer is the Principal Materials Research Engineer who responsible for all materials related research for ORE Catapult and specialises in wind turbine blade erosion. She is technically responsible for the rain erosion test rig for commercial customer testing, and for all rain erosion research projects. EU research projects include Demowind ODB and SME Instrument LEP4BLADES for LEP development. There have been numerous UK projects where she has supported LEP development. Additionally, she has supported IUK EROSCANS looking at how to extract strain information in the coatings from droplet impact during rain testing.