Kavitha Arunachalam obtained her PhD from Michigan State University, USA in the area of microwave NDE. She later had a post-doc stint at Duke University, USA where she worked on hyperthermia research. She jointed IIT Madras Department of Engineering Design in 2010, where she is now Associate Professor, with focus areas including biomedical device instrumentation and control, radio frequency and microwave antenna design, electromagnetic thermal therapy techniques and Nondestructive material evaluation. She is co-recipient of the prestigious DRDO Academy Excellence Award for ‘Outstanding and Internationally recognized contribution in the field of NDT in collaboration with DRDO Laboratories leading to innovative and implementable products for DRDO Stakeholders’ as an Associate of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, IIT Madras (Award for year 2015, received in April 2017)
C V Krishnamurthy
C.V.Krishnamurthy is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at IIT Madras and is also affiliated to the Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) at IIT Madras. His current research focus is in the development of experimental and computational techniques for nondestructive evaluation of material and defect characteristics. He obtained his PhD from IIT Madras in 1989 for his thesis on the development of binary alloy phase diagrams from interatomic potentials. He is a Life Fellow of the Indian Society of Nondestructive Testing (ISNT). He has over 120 technical publications and has presented papers at several national and international conferences. He has participated in contract research for the Indian Navy developing and delivering a product for on-board tactical use of RADARs. He has developed quantitative ultrasonic transducer models and has participated in the ultrasound benchmark problems set by the World Federation of NDE Centers. He has developed a computed point spread function approach for ultrasonic imaging applications. He has supervised the development of ray-tracing models and FDTD models for ultrasound propagation which has formed the basis for a commercial product that is currently available. He is currently the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator in several research projects funded by DST, DAE, ADA, ISRO and DRDO organizations. He was involved in the IGCAR funded project on the development of an Under-Sodium Imaging scheme for reactor vessel inspection. With BRNS funding, he has initiated the development of quantitative models to characterize elastic wave propagation and heat diffusion in polycrystalline metals and heterogenous media. As a Co-PI of the Indo-German program, AMPLAST, he is currently involved in the development of non-contact techniques for determination of temperature and emissivity of materials at high temperatures using infrared radiation. The on-going project with ASL (DRDO) involves the development of capacitance imaging. He has co-guided an MS thesis on new designs for ground penetrating radar as part of interdisciplinary program at IIT Madras. Besides undertaking research in the areas of light scattering, molecular dynamical studies on confined fluids, he actively collaborates with the Department of Engineering Design on the development of electromagnetic non-destructive evaluation techniques, and with CNDE on the development of ultrasonic, infrared and X-ray non-destructive evaluation techniques. He has written a series of articles on advanced non-destructive imaging techniques under the feature HORIZON for the Journal for Nondestructive Evaluation (ISNT). He is a co-recipient of prestigious DRDO Academy Excellence Award for ‘Outstanding and Internationally recognized contribution in the field of NDT in collaboration with DRDO Laboratories leading to innovative and implementable products for DRDO Stakeholders’ as Head, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, IIT Madras (Award for year 2015, received in April 2017)
Present Affiliation: 21 years of Experience, Head Static Reliability- Corrosion & Inspection, and Reliance SEZ Refinery – Jamnagar. Responsible for ensuring reliability and integrity of Static equipment at the Refinery. Currently also leading the artificial intelligence and robotics team along with the Corrosion and Inspection activities in Reliance Jamnagar, SEZ area
Hemant Kumar is BE (Mechanical), PGDM (Operations Mgmt), ASNT Level –III(UT), API Qualified Inspector, Numerous training/certification programs by Shell / UOP Attended NACE corrosion course, Pipeline corrosion.
His area of specialization is Inspection, Non-destructive testing, Corrosion Management, Artificial intelligence and robotics, Smart Manufacturing.
His achievements / Awards are Best quality Auditor by LRS, Part of Commissioning team of world largest grass root refinery, Commissioned within 36month, awarded several times, with Krishna Award at Mission Kurukshetra and Manufacturing Excellence being the most prominent ones. Presented various papers on Innovative NDTs, Reliability at prestigious National and International conferences. Patent of CAT-U as a co-inventor under approval.
Dr. Shyamsunder obtained his bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engg. in 1983 from the Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, India, and attended the 27th batch of BARC Training School for a one year Orientation Course Nuclear Science and Engineering at Mumbai. He worked as a Senior scientist at the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam from 1984 to 2000 in the area of R & D in Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) and Inspection techniques aimed at improving the sensitivity and reliability of defect detection and characterization leading to improved condition monitoring for structural integrity assessment of engineering components and structures in a wide variety of industries including nuclear, aerospace, defence, petrochemical and others. He obtained his Ph.D from the Department of Metallurgical Engg at IIT-Kharagpur in 1998 in area of applying pattern recognition techniques to NDE for better reliability and enabling automation. Since 2000, he is working at the GE Global Research Center, Bangalore where he was responsible for incubating the NDE Lab and a team at the newly formed research Centre. He has taken on several roles at GE in the last 17+ years including, Project Leader, Program leader, COE Leader, Lab Manager, Platform Leader, Quality Leader and is currently a Principal Scientist for the NDE / Inspection area driving the vision and the roadmap for developing cutting edge technologies for the next frontiers in NDE for both metallic and non-metallic materials related to the aerospace, energy, oil and gas industries primarily in the area of Damage detection, Life estimation, Residual stresses, Sensor design/optimization, Probability of Detection. He has a great passion for developing technologies in the Lab and transitioning them to the appropriate applications in the manufacturing shop floor and real field situations in the industrial world.
Dr.Shyamsunder is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Level 3 TRIZ (Thepry of Inventive Problem Solving) Expert certified by MATRIZ – International TRIZ Association, Russia. He is also a certified American Society for NDT (ASNT) Level III in Eddy current, Magnetic particle Testing and Magnetic Flux Leakage testing. He has filed 8 patents and authored about 175 publications in journals, conference proceedings and books including a BIS standard and over 40 inspection procedures to his credit. He has delivered more than 50 Invited talks at National and International conferences and at various academic and research institutes. He is a regular faculty member for Lean six sigma, TRIZ, Edison Development program and several certification NDT courses and Workshops.
He was awarded the “National NDT Award in the R & D Category” in 1999 by the Indian Society for Nondestructive Testing (ISNT), the GE India’s “JRD Tata Award of Excellence for Building Reputation” in 2010 and GE Global Research’s Whitney Team Award in 2016. He is a Life Fellow of ISNT, Life member of ASNT and MSI and currently the Chairman, National Certification Board of ISNT.
Prof Gajanana Prabhu
Prof Gajanana Prabhu-Gaunkar received his education in Goa, Pune, Mumbai and continued to receive “Docteur dès Sciences” grade from the University of Paris XI, Orsay. He has worked extensively in industries with strong metallurgy focus such as Acieries d'Imphy, a producer of superalloys and special materials in the Creusot Loire valley of France, Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd a production unit of superalloys for the Department of Defense Production of the Government of India, Ateliers de construction Mecanique de Caen in Normandy, France, a production unit of heavy industrial structures. He joined the faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science after over eight years of exposure to metallurgical process industry in production as well as quality assurance practices and directly advanced from Assistant Professor in 1983 to Full Professor in 1987. His active research interests include Non-Destructive Evaluation, Experimental Fracture Mechanics, Corrosion and its Prevention, Alloy Design, Thermo-Mechanical Processing, Failure Analysis, Nano-Materials and Composites; he guided several graduate and doctoral students for their thesis in these and other areas of his expertise. He has conducted courses under the continuing education schemes for industries, on their requests, in the areas of Advanced NDT&E, Equipment design and Corrosion Control in Process Industry, Protective coatings, etc.
Throughout his career in industry and academics in India he maintained close professional contacts and collaborated with his colleagues in industry, professional bodies and academia in India and abroad. His research work spans across many important industrial sectors: in nuclear and offshore industry he studied the role of hydrogen ingress and temper embrittlement in steels, high temperature damage mechanisms in gas turbine components for aerospace industry, development of cobalt free managing steels and procedures for their welding procedures. With his recent research in nanotechnology, he developed innovative new process for in-situ synthesis of carbon nanotubes on functional substrates for application in the production of superior high strength multi-scale composites; in collaboration with colleagues at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, Center for Materials Elaboration and Structural Studies (CEMES), Toulouse and Center for Nanotubes and Nanostructured Composites (CNNC), Suwon, South Korea.. His current academic and industry collaborations in France and USA in NDT&E focus on the applications of techniques such as X-ray metallography and residual stress measurements. He has consulted extensively to a wide spectrum of industries in India and abroad in Failure Analysis, Alloy Design, NDT, Residual Life Assessment, Corrosion Prevention, Development of components for sensors and actuators, etc.
Professor Prabhu-Gaunkar will continue to serve in academics, as visiting Professor at IIT-Goa. He has also served the Government of Goa; as Advisor and Director for Technical Education. He has also served as academic advisor to Conference des Directeurs de l’Ecoles Francaise d’Ingenieurs (CEDEFI), France. He is a recipient of the prestigious honors of "Officier des Palmes Académiques and Chevalier de l'Ordre Nationale du Mérite, awarded by the Prime Minister and the President of France respectively.
V. Manoharan is currently working as a Senior Engineer at GE Global Research center Bangalore since 2001. His area of interest is Digital x-ray imaging, Positron annihilation spectroscopy, quantitative radiography, Model based PoD, Applications of Micro and Nano x-ray computed tomography and pipeline integrity assessment. He has more than 10 issued patents and 7 patents applications and 30 technical publications in national and international journals and conferences.
Prior to join GE, he worked as scientific officer at Advanced Fuel Fabrication Facility, Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) and Division of Post Irradiation Examination and NDT development, Indira Gandhi Center for atomic research for 13 years. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Research in NDE. He received National NDT award from Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing for his contribution in NDE research. He has completed his post-graduate diploma in radiological physics from Bhabha Atomic research center and obtained Level-III certification in radiography, IR, UT, LPT and ET from American Society for Nondestructive testing.
Dr. Debasish Mishra graduated from University of Roorkee with a post-graduate degree specializing in Engineering Physics. He then joined IIT Kanpur for M. Tech and PhD program in Nuclear Engineering. Debasish is a recipient of the prestigious Dr. K. S. Krishnan Fellowship of the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India and Young Scientist Award from the Indian Science Congress Association.
Debasish worked at State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook as a Research Scientist and at the Idaho State University as a Research Assistant Professor. He joined at GE Global Research Center in 2003. Currently he leads the Non-destructive Evaluation research group at GE Global Research Centre Bangalore.
Debasish has worked in laser/optical interferometry, digital radiography, computed tomography application for non-destructive evaluation of materials.
Balaji Srinivasan obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of New Mexico, USA. He subsequently worked as a Senior Development Scientist at Corning Incorporated, USA, where he led technology development efforts related to 3D Optical Cross-connects and Channel Selectable Tunable Filters. Since 2004 he has been with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras as a faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering, presently as Associate Professor.
Balaji’s research interests span the development of active and passive optical components / subsystems for distributed fiber optic sensors and fiber lasers. Balaji has co-authored more than 120 journal and international conference publications. He also has seven patents to his credit. He has successfully executed or currently investigating 24 research projects worth over INR 17 Crores (USD 2.6M) of funding, resulting in the development of 6 technologies, 3 of which have been transferred to industry for commercialization.
Balaji presently serves in the Editorial Board of the Optics Express journal, and is one of the Directors of Unilumen Photonics Pvt Ltd, a fiber laser company incubated by IIT Madras. He is the winner of the prestigious Collegiate Inventor Award in 2000, New Focus Student Award in 1999, and is a frequent reviewer for journals published by the Optical Society of America and IEEE. He has served as Member of the Photonics Working Group of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITy), Government of India, Steering Committee of the National Photonics Fellowship, the Editorial Board of the Springer Photonic Network Communications Journal, and as a Chair for the 2012 International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics. For his professional accomplishments, he has been awarded Senior Membership in OSA.
K S Venkataraman
Holds a Masters Degree in NDT and has been involved in Advanced NDE focussing on TOFD for Complex Geometries, Guided Waves for inaccessible regions and Reliable Tube Inspection Solutions. Manages jointly the Escon group of NDE service companies with presence in India and South East Asia. Is one of the promoters of Dhvani Research and Development Solutions focussing on Systems for NDT and Advanced NDE solutions.
David Alleyne is the CEO of Guided Ultrasonics Limited (GUL), and was a co-founder of the company in 1998. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London. His research at Imperial from 1987 addressed the exploitation of Lamb waves for the NDT of plate structures, followed by the pioneering foundational research on the guided wave testing of pipes. He has authored patents relating to guided wave testing equipment and was pivotal in the creation of the guided wave testing methodology, codes, standards and Level 3 certification. He has been the driver for the global commercialisation of guided wave NDT and monitoring methods and is the acknowledged world leader in the industrial application of this technology.
David leads all aspects of the business and has responsibility for the strategic vision and direction of the company. He has gained a wealth of invaluable experience from partners and clients from every corner of the world, which is reflected in the diverse and talented group of people within GUL and the emphasis placed on team work, quality, customer needs and innovation.
David enjoys football and follows his team avidly throughout the season, in addition he cycles and enjoys music and meeting people.
Dr. Arun Kumar Bhaduri
Dr. Arun Kumar Bhaduri after obtaining his B.Tech. (Honours) degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur in 1983, joined the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre’s Training School at Trombay, and was awarded the Homi Bhabha Medal for being the Overall Topper of its 27th Batch. In 1984, he joined the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam, where he is presently Distinguished Scientist & Director, and also Senior Professor of Homi Bhabha National Institute. While at IGCAR, he obtained his PhD in Metallurgical Engineering in 1992 from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He received Humboldt Research Fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany in 1994 and carried out 2-year post-doctoral research at the Materialprüfungsanstalt (MPA), University of Stuttgart, Germany and worked on “Assessment of creep behaviour and creep-rupture strength of weld joints”.
He pilots the design and technology development of sodium-cooled fast reactors and its associated fuel cycle for the second stage of India’s nuclear power programme, and anchors the development of materials and their fabrication technologies for Indian programmes on sodium-cooled fast reactors, fusion reactors and advanced ultra supercritical thermal power. He specializes in the field of materials joining, and has to his credit more than 240 journal publications, 380 conference presentations and 2 international patents. For his significant and outstanding contributions to science and technology of welding and hardfacing, he has been awarded with many prestigious accolades, like: (1) Jaeger Lecture Award (2017) by International Institute of Welding; (2) G.D. Birla Gold Medal Lecture Award (2017) by Indian Institute of Metals; (3) Distinguished Alumnus Award (2017) by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; (4) Dr. K.C.G. Verghese Excellence Award for Lifetime Achievement (2017) by Hindustan Group of Institutions, Chennai; (5) Dr. Placid Rodriguez Memorial Lecture Award (2016) by Indian Institute of Metals, Chennai & Kalpakkam Branches; (6) Carl von Bach Commemorative Medal (2016) by MPA University of Stuttgart, Germany; (7) IIW-India Golden Jubilee Welding Ratna Award (2016) by Indian Institute of Welding; (8) Sir L.P. Misra Memorial Lecture Award (2010) by Indian Institute of Welding; (9) DAE Group Achievement Award 10 times during 2006–2015, including 4 times as Group Leader, from the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India; (10) VASVIK Award (2005) by Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra, Mumbai; (11) INS Gold Medal Award (2002) by Indian Nuclear Society; (12) National Metallurgists’ Day Metallurgist of the Year Award (2003) by Ministry of Steel, Government of India; and (13) Homi Bhabha Science & Technology Award (2002) by DAE. He has also received the various Best Paper Awards from Indian Institute of Welding many times.
He was elected Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE) in 2007. He is also Fellow of Indian Institute of Welding (FIIW) and Indian Institute of Metals (FIIM), and a Life Member of the Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ISNT) and Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). At the International Institute of Welding, he is presently Member, Board of Directors (2016–); Vice-Chairman, Commission–II on “Arc Welding and Filler Metals” (2014–); Member, Editorial Board, Welding in the World (2008 –), and has been Member, Technical Management Board (2007-2010). He is presently President of The Indian Institute of Welding (2017–), and has been its Vice-President (2008-2012), and Chairman, Technical Committee (2005-2008).
S. V. Ranganayakulu, Dean
Dr S. V. Ranganayakulu is currently working as Dean (R&D), in Guru Nanak Institutions Technical Campus (Autonomus) affiliated to JNTUH, Hyderabad. He holds M.Sc in Electronics as specialization, M.Phil in the area of Liquid Crystals Displays (LCD) from Andhra University and Ph. D in the area of Ultrasonic Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He also holds NDT-Level - II certification awarded by ASNDT . He has 26 years of teaching as well as administrative experience at postgraduate and undergraduate level (Engineering) at various institutions. He worked as Principal of Vignan’s Institute of Technology and Aeronautical Engineering (affiliated to JNTUH) from 2008 – 2011, Hyderabad.
He has guided 32 M.Phil Scholars, one Ph.D and 8 P.G. projects. He is presently guiding 6 Ph.D scholars. He has to his credit of 50 papers in international and national journals. He presented 52 research papers in National and International conferences. He is editorial board member of International and national Journals.
He is Fellow of Acoustical Society of India, Fellow of Ultrasonic Society of India and Fellow of Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. He also served as the member of Board of Studies in Electronics and Instrumentation in Acharya Nagarjuna University for 8 years. He is the Executive Member of ISNDT – Hyderabad Chapter. He has delivered several invited talks in International and national conferences and workshops. His areas of research includes Materials Science & Engineering and NDT.
He has executed two R&D major research projects in the area of Non Destructive Testing and Evaluation. One project is entitled “NDT evaluation of Aerospace Materials” sanctioned by AICTE under Research Promotion Scheme(2012 – 2014) and other project entitled ”Establishment of Acoustic Emission Technique for quality assurance of SS Materials and other NDT methods” sanctioned by BRFST (2013 – 2015) under Department of Atomic Energy as part of Nuclear Fusion Program. Presently he is executing minor research project entitled ”Ultrasonic Investigation studies of Nano fluids” sanctioned UGC-SERO under Minor Research Project program. He was awarded Research Excellence award by Indus Foundation for extensive contribution in research and development. He has published 4 text books. Moreover, he filed three patents and granted industrial design as a part of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). He established Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation in 2013 with the executed projects sanctioned by government funding agencies.
He is the instrumental for guiding and getting research grants for faculty from various funding agencies and also for conduct of events.
Dr. Pradeep Ramuhalli
Dr. Pradeep Ramuhalli is a senior research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Iowa State University, Ames. Dr. Ramuhalli’s research is primarily focused on resilience and reliability of complex systems. His research has spanned multiple technical foci, including sensors for nondestructive evaluation/monitoring, integrated structural health monitoring and prognostics. Applications of his research have been for life extension of legacy nuclear power plants, safe and economic operation of next-generation nuclear power plants, process monitoring, and international safeguards. He has authored/co-authored two book chapters, over 120 technical publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and over 50 technical research reports. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of ANS.
Etienne Martin is a graduate in Mechanical Engineer and he is highly involved in NDT’s field with 30 years of experience at national and international level. He, currently supports of teams in charge of the qualification and deployment of NDT Systems at EDF, has been President of European Network for Inspection & Qualification for 6 years and member of the BoD of EFNDT. He is involved today in the different international projects linked with EFNDT’s objectives in term of Certification through WINs Workshop, AIEA and CORDEL’s programs and within the framework of this activities, he is representative of the NDE profession in the relationship with the regulator for the project of replacement of the Radiography Technique.
Fedor A. Gubarev
Dr. Fedor A. Gubarev, PhD, is an associate professor and the head of department of Industrial and Medical Electronics in Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russian Federation. He received the M.Sc. in Electronics in 2003, and PhD in Physics in 2008. His PhD thesis was devoted to study of the gain media and excitation circuits of metal vapor lasers. Presently his areas of scientific interest are in NDT, photonics, lasers and their applications. He is involved in study and implementation of laser projection systems for visualization of objects through intensive background lighting. In addition, he is interested in optical methods of human brain diagnostics.
Dr. Gubarev has published around 70 reviewed research papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of organizing committee of International Conference “Atomic and molecular pulsed lasers” and International Symposium “Progress in Electromagnetic Research”.
Dr. K. Subramanian obtained his PhD from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems or MEMS. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras. He is currently Head of R&D at Powergear Ltd., MEPZ, Chennai, where he works on implementing several novel technologies in Energy and other sectors. He previously worked at GE’s Global Research Center in New York. Subramanian has filed more than 50 patent applications in his field. He managed a large program on MEMS at GE and received two prestigious awards for his research. One of them, the Hull Award, is presented to early-career researchers at GE Global Research. The other award, the Whitney technical achievement award is for a project that is viewed as a potential market game changer. Subramanian is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He has made significant contributions to multiple unique projects and has authored numerous publications and technical reports. The current R&D initiative at Powergear aims to showcase India’s innovative talents to the world.
Dr. Hironari Yamada is director of tabletop synchrotron light source center of Ritsumeikan University and President of Photon Production Laboratory Ltd., an experienced scientist in the field of accelerator physics, synchrotron radiation (SR) instrumentation, free-electron laser as well as nuclear structure physics. He is a person who proposed schemes to down size SR by introducing the laser Compton back scattering, Bremsstrahlung and transition radiation using tiny target in the orbit, and a photon storage ring laser scheme with a circular mirror surrounding the electron orbit. He has successfully implemented such tabletop SR of 8 cm orbit radius, and observed brilliant far infrared (FIR), EUV, and hard X-ray radiations. X-ray flux is reached to the level of the second generation SR. He is also working on many applications such as protein crystallography, EXAFS, SAXS, FIR spectroscopy and sub-micron resolution CT. This CT system indeed provides the highest resolution 5 m as a hard X-ray machine. He is a 2007 science and technology prize winner given by the minister of science and education. His hobby is mountaineering as well as deep understanding of philosophical aspect of quantum mechanics in living phenomena. The title of recently published book is “Quantum mechanical approach to the meaning of existence, will and life”.
Francois Champigny is graduated engineer from Compiegne University in France in 1979 (quality assurance) and PhD in Metallurgy and Corrosion in 1982. He joined Electricity of France (EDF) in 1983 in the field of NDE for nuclear pressure vessels and other components of the French NPPs. Manager of a corporate team in 1990, he became an NDE expert in 1998. In 2012, he was nominated head of materials department (250 engineers) in a corporate unit of EDF. He was elected Chairman of COFREND (French Society of NDE) by the end of 2016. He signed a first MOU with ISNT in June, first time in Strasbourg.
Dr. Adam Cobb is a Principal Engineer in the Sensor Systems and NDE Technology Section at Southwest Research Institute. Dr. Cobb’s research is focused in the area of ultrasonic NDE, focusing on guided wave technology and electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) research and development. He has led several multi-disciplinary teams that developed inspection systems for a range of applications for both government and commercial clients. Examples include advanced pipeline in-line inspection tools and systems for inspecting inaccessible areas of thick-walled vessels. Dr. Cobb completed his PhD and M.S.E.C.E degrees at the Georgia Institute of Technology and his B.S. at the University of Oklahoma, all in electrical engineering.
Graduated in Electro technical engineering, in 1960 he joined Acciaieria e Tubificio di Brescia (ATB), a leading company in manufacturing of pressure vessels for petrochemical and nuclear sector, becoming quality and research manager specializing in NDT. In 1988, Giuseppe Nardoni founded with his sons Pietro and Diego in Brescia, Italy, the I&T Nardoni Institute, a leading company in NDT for integrity evaluation of materials and structures. The Institute is pioneer in innovation and research; it has been partner in 10 EU research projects. The Institute provides NDT services around the world in many industry and civil sectors. He has been active in promoting and leading non-profit institutions in NDT as followed: Founder and President of Italian Society NDT (1979), Founder and President of European Council of NDT (1985), Chairman of International Committee for NDT (1996 - 2004). In 2008 he founded ACADEMIA NDT International becoming its First President. For these commitments he received many recognitions and awards worldwide. He is Director of Italian Journal of NDT and author of more than 80 papers presented at national and international conferences.
Sarmishtha Palit Sagar
Dr. Sarmishtha Palit Sagar, has been involved in the field of Non-destructive evaluation for more than 20 years and is currently a Senior Principal Scientist and serves as the Head of the Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) & magnetic materials (MM) group at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur. She has bagged her B.Tech and M.Tech in Electronics & Communication from the Institute of Radio Physics & Electronics, University of Calcutta and PhD in 2003 from Jadavpur University, India. She has contributed significantly in the development of new measurement systems/ techniques in NDE, methodologies for damage assessment and understanding of correlation between various NDE signals and ‘structure and properties’ of materials. Her research work with the Industry invariably elicits the highest level of satisfaction on all facets of the work including technical content and rapid implementation.
She has worked as a visiting Scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for Non-destructive Testing, Saarbreucken, Germany from 2000-2002 and at Pennsylvania State University, USA in 2009. She is having 56 Publications in SCI and Non-SCI journals, 6 Patents and 4 copyrights in her credit. Dr. Sarmishtha Palit Sagar, has delivered number of invited talks on NDE at different forums. Her recent invitation to Seoul, South Korea as a keynote speaker in the workshop of “Recent and future trend of non-linear ultrasonic” is one among many to mention. She is the recipient of few awards like National NDE award by Indian Society for NDT in the R&D category in 2005, Raman Research Fellowship award by CSIR, India in 2008, Lady Engineer Award by Institute of Engineers in 2012, ISNT-IXAR Award for the best paper published in Journal of NDE in 2010 & 2012, “Innovista 2015” Regional award in “Promising Innovation in the Core processes” category in 2015 organized by Tata Group. She has been invited to sit on the Scientific Advisory Board of the European project NOMAD under HORIZON 2020.
Michael J. Gatari
Michael J. Gatari is a Kenyan by birth and an associate professor of Nuclear Science Applications at the Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology, University of Nairobi in Kenya. Prior to joining the research and academic profession in 1986 he was an Avionics engineer for many years in Kenya. He holds a PhD and Licentiate in Environmental Physics, and diplomas in aircraft electrical and instruments, and in nuclear and scientific instrumentation. He specializes in peaceful and nondestructive applications of nuclear science in research, teaching, and applications in industry and environmental studies. He has more than 30 publications in international peer reviewed journals and over 45 contributions in scientific conferences. Has received research and travel grants from: International Science Programme (ISP) in Uppsala (Sweden); United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi (Kenya); International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna (Austria); and Centre for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD) at Columbia University in New York (USA). He is a partner of World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) (Nairobi, Kenya) in the implementation of the Finland Food Africa Program and is the contact person for collaborations with the following organizations: International Finance Corporation in Nairobi (Global and Africa Lighting program); Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) in India; Universities of Birmingham and Leicester in United Kingdom (UK), Gothenburg and Stockholm in Sweden, and Brescia in Italy; and has links with Delft University of Technology (DUT) and VHL University of Applied Sciences in Netherlands. He is behind the formation and registration of Non-Destructive Testing Society (NDTS) in 2015 with membership of young scientists and engineers, and is currently the trustee of the society.
Marvin B. Klein
Marvin B. Klein, PhD, Manager, Laser Ultrasonics Product Group of Intelligent Optical
Systems (IOS), received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, and his M.S and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He worked four years at Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey, and then joined the Optical Physics Laboratory at Hughes Research Laboratories, where he worked on a broad range of optical devices. He left Hughes in 1997 to form Lasson Technologies, whose focus was on the development of technology and instruments using laser ultrasonics. He joined IOS at the time of the purchase of Lasson by IOS in November, 2006. At IOS he has focused on industrial applications of laser ultrasonics. Dr. Klein has authored more than 110 publications and 6 book chapters, and has been issued 16 patents. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.
Thomas D. Britton
Thomas D. Britton is the Global Application Specialist for the GE Inspection Technologies (GEIT) Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) business. He has been part of the RVI business community for seventeen years, initially joining the Everest VIT Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) business which was acquired by GE in 2005. He has been involved in product management and technical sales and support activities for over 25 years, and has both an MBA and MSEE university degrees. In his current role, he is responsible for assisting customers in applying GEIT RVI hardware and software solutions to meet their RVI data capture, analysis, storage & retrieval needs, as well as delivering market and application information data to the GEIT business which will be used to drive new product development activities.
Dr. Anish Kumar is heading Ultrasonic Measurements Section of NDE Division in Metallurgy and Materials Group at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam. He obtained B.E. in Metallurgical Engineering from Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri in 1996 and PhD from IIT, Kharagpur in 2005. In the past 21 years, he has been involved in the non-destructive microstructural characterization in a wide range of alloy systems using acoustic and magnetic techniques and development of innovative methodologies for ultrasonic inspection of fast breeder reactor components. He worked as postdoctoral fellows at Fraunhofer Institute for NDT (IZFP), Germany (as Alexander von Humboldt fellow) and the University of Michigan, USA for one year each. He has over 125 publications to his credit including 90 publications in peer reviewed international journals. He is the recipient of Science & Technology Excellence Award (2015) from Dept. of Atomic Energy, National NDT Award in R&D (2015) from Indian Society for NDT (ISNT) and several young researcher/ scientist awards from various Indian and International societies, such as Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Indian National Science Academy (INSA), Indian Institute of Metals (IIM), The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS-USA), International Committee for NDT (ICNDT) and ISNT.
Dr. B. Venkatraman, M.Sc in Physics and PhD in NDE (Thermal NDE for materials characterization and weld monitoring) has over 33 years of experience in combining the physics of NDE with engineering and technology to provide R & D support and robust NDE based solutions to technologically challenging problems in the nuclear and other strategic / core industries. His interest is in the areas of digital X-ray, gamma and neutron radiography, infrared thermography, structural health monitoring through IOT. He is the past president of Asian Pacific Committee on NDT, Convener, Task Group – 4 on Education and Research, Asian Pacific Federation of NDT, Honorary Fellow of Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and President American Society for NDT (ASNT) – India Section. He is the series editor along with Dr. Baldev Raj for the NDT handbooks on Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonics, Eddy Current Testing and Acoustic Emission testing published by National Certification Board, ISNT. He is the recipient of Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award 2007 for Individual Excellence, more than 5 Group Achievement Awards of DAE, INS Gold Medal 2005, ISNT-NDT Man of the Year Award (R & D) 2001, D & H Schereon Award, 1993, ISNT international recognition 2013, IIW Sharp Tools award 2011 and has won more than 10 best paper awards. Presently, he is an Outstanding Scientist and Director, Health Safety and Environment Group and Director, Resource Management and Public Awareness Group at Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam.
B. Purna Chandra Rao
Dr. B. Purna Chandra Rao is an outstanding scientist and associate director of Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle Facility (FRFCF) as well as Head of Quality Assurance Division (QAD) of IGCAR, Kalpakkam. He focused research in NDE, quality assurance, microstructure characterisation, in-service inspection, condition monitoring and failure analysis by giving special emphasis to modelling, sensor development, signal & image processing and artificial intelligence. He published more than 200 research papers. He received Homi Bhabha Science & Technology award of DAE, National NDT award & International recognition award of ISNT and Indian Nuclear Society Gold Medal, and several DAE group achievement awards.
As a professor of Homi Bhabha National Institute, Dr. Rao guided 11 PhDs. He is a member of the international standing committee of electromagnetic NDE and Chairman of NDT sectional committee of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Dr. Rao was the head of NDE Division, Metallurgy & Materials Group, IGCAR. He obtained PhD from Saarland University, Germany. He was a visiting scientist at Centre for NDE, Iowa State University, guest scientist at Fraunhofer Institute for NDT, Saarbrucken and an Expert NDT Consultant at IAEA, Vienna.
Dr. Amitava Mitra did his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur after completion of graduation and post-graduation in Physics from University of Calcutta, India. After carrying his postdoctoral research at Institute of Applied Magnetism, Madrid & University of Complutense, Madrid with Spanish Govt. Fellowship, Dr. Mitra joined at CSIR- National Metallurgical Laboratory in India in the year 1990. Presently, he is Chief Scientist and Head, Research Planning & Business Development Division. Dr. Mitra is also in the Board of Directors of CSIR-NML Technology Business Innovation Centre and actively involved in promotion of indigenous technologies and entrepreneurship development programme.
Dr. Mitra so far published more than 140 papers in SCI journals, filed 11 patents and developed three technologies in the field of Magnetism & Magnetic Materials. He is recipient of USAID fellowship and worked at Ames Laboratory & NDE Centre of Iowa State University, USA in the year 1994. He also worked at the Institute of Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan in the year 2003 under JSPS invitation fellowship programme. He visited Iwate University and National Institute of Materials (NIMS) of Japan in the year 2011 under short term JSPS invitation fellowship. He was in Public University of Pamplona, Spain in 2014 under Spanish government programme on excellence.
Dr. Mitra received various prestigious awards
National Metallurgist Day (NMD) Award: Best Metallurgist of the Year-2006 in Metal Science area awarded by Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India
Wolfson Distinguished Lecturer: 2005 by University of Cardiff, U.K
National NDT award in the year 2000 for system innovation and Development and in 1997 for R&D by Indian Society for Nondestructive Testing
MRSI Medal-2011 by Materials Research Society of India
He is Fellow of
The Indian Institute of Metals
The Indian Society for Non-destructive Testing and
The Institute of Engineers (India).
His area of interest is development of Magnetic Materials for sensor applications and use of Electromagnetic Techniques for evaluation of damage in engineering components.
Dr. Lalita Udpa is currently a Professor in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. Dr. Udpa works primarily in the broad areas of Nondestructive Evaluation and Signal Processing. Her research interests include development of computational models for the forward problem in NDE, signal and image processing, Pattern Recognition, Data Fusion, and development of solution techniques for inverse problems. Dr. Udpa is a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Society of Nondestructive Testing and serves as associate technical editor of Materials Evaluation and Research Techniques in NDE.
Dr. Andrey Bulavinov has a Master of Science in Physics from Ural State University, Russia and a PhD in material science by Saarland University, Germany. After 15 years of scientific carrier in the Fraunhofer Society, Institute for Non-destructive Testing, Saarbrücken Germany with the main focus on 3D Ultrasonic Imaging and Automated NDT he has started a company I-Deal Technologies, which has recently joined Acoustic Control Systems (ACS) Group. ACS offers manual and automated UT solutions for metal, composite & concrete materials. Apart from CEO duties at ACS-Solutions Dr. Bulavinov is in charge for theoretical & practical aspects of the ultrasonic tomography for NDE in regard to existing and new products of ACS Group.
Dr. Philipp Myrach received his doctorate in physics in 2010 from the Technical University Berlin and the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society in Berlin. He joined the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und – prüfung (BAM) in 2010, where he works since in the department for non-destructive testing towards the application of active thermography techniques. Besides his interest in pulse, lock-in and flying laser spot thermography, the adaptability of novel LED and laser light sources became a focus in recent years.
Dr. Mahmoodul Haq is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the area of Structural Engineering and Mechanics of Materials at Michigan State University (MSU). He leads the group on ‘Structural Joining and Tailorable Materials,’ at the Composite Vehicle Research Center (CVRC) at MSU. He also holds Adjunct Professor positions in the departments of: a) Electrical and Computer Engineering, b) Mechanical Engineering, and c) Chemical Engineering and Material Science at MSU. His research interests include multi-material joining, non-destructive evaluation (NDE), multi-scale reinforced hybrid/tailorable composites, and computational simulation of materials and structures.
Dr Przemyslaw Lopato received the Ph.D. degree in electrotechnics from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Szczecin University of Technology, in 2008. Currently he is Head of the Laboratory of Antennas and High Frequency Techniques in the Department of Theoretical Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland). His scientific interests include electromagnetic non-destructive testing mainly using high frequency (microwave and terahertz) methods, measuring transducers, structural health monitoring sensors and the study of the properties of dielectric structures. Dr Przemyslaw Lopato participated in 5 national research projects (funded by the National Research and Development Center and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland) and 4 European Research Projects (6th and 7th Framework Programs funded by European Commission). In framework of Marie Curie program he has completed several months of research in China (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, 2014) and in India (Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras / Chennai, 2012 and 2015). In years 2014-2017 he was awarded the scholarship of the Minister of Science and Higher Education of Poland for an outstanding young scientist.
Associate Professor Suresh Palanisamy is from Swinburne University of Technology based in Melbourne, Australia. He is the Director of the Transport Innovation Centre, working closely with the Malaysia Automotive Institute and industry. This is a multi-million dollar research centre in developing automotive sector in Malaysia. Alongside this role, Dr Palanisamy have also been leading a $26 million Air Platforms Program in the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) for the past seven years, and serving as project leader on a number of key research projects.
In his work with DMTC, Dr Palanisamy has played a key role in the engagement of SMEs in both Queensland and Victoria. He has also led a number of key benchmarking and supply chain development activities with local manufacturing SMEs. He holds a PhD from Swinburne in the area of die casting and ultrasonic non-destructive testing. His work involves research activities in advanced manufacturing technologies such as Additive Manufacturing, Laser Assisted Machining and Laser ultrasonic non-destructive testing at Swinburne.
Dr. Paul Fromme joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UCL in 2003 from Imperial College London. He obtained his PhD at ETH Zürich, Switzerland in 2001. The main research interests of Dr. Fromme lie in the application of guided ultrasonic waves for nondestructive testing and structural health monitoring. A major focus of his research has been the experimental, numerical, and analytical study of the propagation and scattering characteristics of guided waves in plates. Application areas include the detection of fatigue cracks in aerospace components, impact damage in composites and multi-layered structures. His research has led to the publication of more than 100 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Fromme is chairman of the UK Structural Integrity Monitoring Network (SIMoNET) and the IMechE Aerospace Materials and Structures Technical Activities Committee (AMSTAC). He co-chairs the conference on Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems at the Smart Sensors/NDE symposium, and acts as Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems.
Peter Huthwaite is a lecturer at Imperial College London, UK, within the Non-Destructive Testing group. He leads imaging research within the group, with expertise in both ultrasonics and radiography. Ultrasonic modelling and wave propagation are also areas of interest, and Peter wrote the finite element ultrasonic solver Pogo, which runs on graphics cards for maximum speed, delivering a significant step forward in modelling capabilities. In addition to his work in NDT, he has also published work in the medical field, on breast ultrasound tomography.
Peter completed both his PhD and MEng degrees at Imperial, in 2012 and 2008 respectively, and currently holds a 5-year EPSRC Early Coreer Fellowship titled "Quantitative non-destructive imaging with limited data".
Professor Abhijit Mukherjee is a Civil Engineer, researcher and educator. He has taught structural mechanics, structural design, structural stability and finite element analysis courses. His industrial consultations are on structural assessment, structural rehabilitation and new structural materials. He loves to work on rehabilitation of heritage structures.
His research is on sustainable engineering practices. He approaches sustainable practices from three directions - development of new sustainable materials, monitoring health of existing infrastructure and extending life of infrastructure through rehabilitation and retrofitting.
Declercq received his BSc and MSc in physics (with option astrophysics) from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1996 and 2000, respectively, and received a PhD in engineering physics from Ghent University in 2005. He worked as a Belgian National Science Foundation (FWO Vlaanderen) postdoctoral fellow with Ghent University before he accepted a faculty position with Georgia Tech in 2006.
Declercq received the International Dennis Gabor Award from the NOVOFER Foundation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on December 21, 2006. He received the ICA Early Career Award "For outstanding contributions to ultrasonics, particularly for studies of propagation and diffraction of acoustic waves" from the International Commission for Acoustics in 2007.
Declercq has been president (2013-2015) of the steering board of the International Congress on Ultrasonics, as well as president of their 2015 congress. He is an associate editor of the journal Acta Acustica united with Acustica, associate editor of the Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, and founding editor-in-chief of Elsevier's Physics in Medicine. He serves on technical committees of the French Acoustical Society.
Marc Deschamps, Research Director, CNRS, France
Marc Deschamps is Research Director at the CNRS. His research interests concern the ultrasonic wave propagation in solids in view of material properties characterization and structures control. He is member of the “International Congress on Ultrasonics” board. In 2011, he received the medal of the French Society of Acoustic (SFA). He has been the coordinator of the CNRS European network entitled “Wave Propagation in Complex Media for Quantitative and Non Destructive Evaluation” from 2001 to 2015.
Prof Zheng Fan obtained his PhD degree at Imperial College London, specialized in Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE). He is currently an assistant professor in the school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, leading a research team with 16 people including PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. The research focus of his team is to develop novel NDE techniques for metal and composite inspection, structure health monitoring and material characterization, by integrating physics and modeling techniques with the development of rapidly exploitable technologies. He has collaborated with varies industries including Rolls-Royce, Shell, Lloyds Register, SMRT etc for different research and consultancy projects. His research work has gained worldwide recognition, and he has recently been appointed as an Associate Editor to “Ultrasonics” – one of the top-tier journal published by Elsevier in this field.
Dr. Cara Leckey is a Senior Research Physicist in the Nondestructive Evaluation Sciences Branch at NASA Langley Research Center. Dr. Leckey’s research is focused in the area of Computational NDE, and specifically on ultrasonic wave simulation. She leads various collaborative teams on NDE simulation projects, including teams made up of researchers from the aerospace industry, multiple NASA centers, and from universities. Her research background at NASA ranges from International Space Station leak location to structural health monitoring and damage characterization for advanced aerospace materials. Dr. Leckey is a NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Subtopic Manager for the Space Technology Mission Directorate. She is also an Associate Technical Editor for the scientific journals Research in Nondestructive Evaluation and Materials Evaluation. In 2014 Dr. Leckey was honored for her contributions to NASA by receiving a NASA Aeronautics Associate Administrator Award. In 2016 she received the NASA Early Career Achievement Medal. Dr. Leckey completed her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Physics at the College of William and Mary and her B.S. in Physics at the University of Mary Washington.
Prof. Cliff Lissenden received a BSCE degree from Virginia Tech in 1985, where he emphasized structural engineering and participated in the cooperative education program. He then worked as a structural engineer for an engineering consulting firm (Kimley-Horn & Associates) for two and a half years. Subsequently, he attended the University of Virginia as a graduate student specializing in structural mechanics and received a MSCE degree in 1988. After working on unique structural engineering problems for a consulting firm (Gee and Jenson) and becoming a registered structural engineer (Florida) he returned to the University of Virginia and obtained a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering/Applied Mechanics in 1993. His dissertation, funded by the NASA Langley Research Center, was in the field of mechanics of composites. As a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Kentucky he continued research in solid and structural mechanics, advised graduate students, and taught mechanics courses. In the summers of 1994 and 1995 he was awarded a NASA/ASEE summer faculty fellowship at the NASA Lewis Research Center (now known as the NASA Glenn Research Center) where he worked on the experimental determination of flow surfaces for metal matrix composites. He joined the department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State in 1995, and is currently an Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics. He was awarded a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 1999 and has been awarded research grants from NASA Glenn Research Center.
Dr. Sridhar Krishnaswamy obtained his BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and his M.S. and PhD in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. In 1989, Dr. Krishnaswamy graduated from California Institute of Technology and got a PHD degree. After that, he obtained the postdoctoral qualification of University of California. He joined the faculty at Northwestern University in 1990 where he is currently a full Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Quality Engineering and Failure Prevention. Prof. Krishnaswamy’s research interests are in multifunctional materials, optical and thin film sensors as applied to smart structures, and nondestructive methods of materials characterization. He has published over 200 technical articles, and holds one patent. His research has been sponsored to the tune of over US$11M over the past two decades by several federal agencies including the US National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Sponsored Research, the Office of Naval Research, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation etc., and industry such as GE, Caterpillar and Honeywell etc. Over the years, he has developed extensive research collaborations with organizations across the globe, particularly in China, India, Korea and Europe. Prof. Krishnaswamy is a Fellow of ASME and SPIE.
Pierre Calmon received his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1990 from the University of Paris-Sud, France. He then joined the Ultrasonic NDE (non-destructive evaluation) laboratory of the CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission) and worked on ultrasonic modeling. His activities focused on the development of semi-analytical approaches for the simulation of ultrasonic inspections and array imaging. From 2000 to 2005, he was involved in the development of the CIVA NDE simulation platform and coordinated software developments. Over the same period, he was the head of the Simulation and Processing Ultrasonic laboratory of CEA. Since 2008, he has coordinated NDE core research at CEA as Research Director.
Head of Division, Non-Destructive Damage Assessment and Environmental Measurement Methods, BAM Berlin Germany
Dr. Christian Boller holds a chair in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Quality Assurance at Saarland University in Saarbruecken/Germany and is also a Director at the Fraunhofer Institute of Non-Destructive Testing based in Saarbrücken/ Germany since 2008. He received an engineering diploma in structural engineering from Darmstadt Technical University as well as an engineering doctoral degree in material mechanics from the same institution. He held various posts in research and development with Battelle, MBB, Daimler-Benz and EADS in Frankfurt/Main, Ottobunn/Munich and Stuttgart respectively, before being appointed a chair in smart structural design at the University of Sheffield/UK in 2003. Professor Boller is a member of various scientific committees and societies and has published and edited a multitude of articles and books in the area of fatigue and fracture, smart structures, structural health monitoring (SHM) and micro aerial vehicles, including Encyclopedia on Structural Health Monitoring. He has become the major organiser of a variety of international conferences such as European Workshop on SHM, NDT in Aerospace or NDT for the Energy Industry to just name a few. His major research areas of interest include SHM inspired by NDT and integrated into structural life cycle management as well as robotic inspection systems. Professor Boller is also a visiting professor at the School of Aeronautics at the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Nanjing/China.
Glenn A. Washer
Glenn A. Washer is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He came to MU after several years at the Federal Highway Administration’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. His research is funded by such agencies as the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Missouri Department of Transportation and NASA. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia.
Mr. Petersen holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. diplomas from the Technical University of Denmark and the Danish University of Business Administration and Economy.He founded the Germann Instruments companies in 1976, and has since been active in the development, marketing and implementation of GI's test systems for RC structures worldwide.
Mr. Petersen has extensive experience in the application of the test systems, and is frequently lecturing in NDT methods at universities and government or private institutions. He has authored a number of books and papers on the test systems and their applications, and has during the past 20 years received a number of awards for his work in the NDT field. He is a member of ACI committee 228 on Non-Destructive Testing and ASTM C09.64 Non-Destructive and In-Place Testing, as well as the European RILEM Technical Committee on Non-Destructive Evaluation of the Covercrete.
Gino Ebell graduated from the master school of the German roofing trade in 2001. He completed his studies in civil engineering at the TFH Berlin in 2007 as Dipl.-Ing. (FH). He has been working in the department 7.6 "Corrosion and Corrosion Protection" of the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und-prüfung (BAM) (Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing) since 2006. In 2011, he graduated his Master’s degree in civil engineering at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences. His professional interests include the corrosion of steel in concrete and electrochemical measurements such as potential-field mapping at concrete structures.
Barbara obtained her PhD in non-metallic landmine detection using active infrared thermography with microwave excitation from West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland in 2013. She is mainly active in field of active infrared thermography with microwave excitation and its application to dielectric materials' testing. In particular, the theoretical description of the microwaves' interaction with matter (numerical modeling using FEM) and experimental studies using laboratory system based on high-power microwaves' generator. Additionally uses eddy current and halogen lamp excitation with pulsed thermography procedure for materials evaluation
After receiving a M.Sc. degree in applied physics from Delft University of Technology, Arno Volker started his career with TNO. During the first four years he worked most of his time on his Ph.D. research project on seismic data acquisition geometries. He developed a new method for the assessment of the image quality which can be expected for a given acquisition geometry. Based on this work he received a Ph.D., with Honors, in 2002.
After finishing his Ph.D his attention shifted towards ultrasound. He is working on ultrasonic measurement solutions for industrial applications regarding flow/flow composition measurement and structural integrity. He introduced many novel ultrasonic measurement solutions for industrial applications, several of these concepts are currently commercial products.
He is working on ultrasonic measurement solutions for industrial applications for more than 20 years. Currently he holds the position of senior scientist in the Acoustics and Sonar department of TNO.
He is the author or co-author of approximately 85 publications. He has given several lectures about various subjects at international conferences and workshops. Moreover he has approximately 30 patents, published or currently pending.
Acoustic/Elastic numerical modeling
Guided wave technology
Model based data-processing/inversion
Dr. Takahiro Hayashi received the B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 and 1997 from Kyoto University. He received the D. Energy Science degree from Kyoto University in 2002. His carrier as a researcher started at National Institute of Advanced Industrial and Technology, Japan from 1997, and then he worked for Nagoya Institute of Technology, Penn State University, and Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. In 2012, he joined Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Kyoto University as an associate professor. His research interest is mainly guided wave inspection for large structures, including semi-analytical finite element calculations, non-contact inspection of plate-like structures, and defect imaging with a scanning laser source technique.
2007-2012 - Studies of structural engineering (Diplom) at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
2012 to 2013 - Studies of structural engineering (Master of Science) at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
2016 - Doctoral Degree at University of Saarland, Dissertation on the topic of "Data fusion for improved non-destructive testing of concrete structures"
July 2013-August 2016 - Scientist at Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin, in IGSTC data-fusion project.
Since May 2016 - Scientist at Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Berlin and substitute Professor for Prof. Kruschwitz at the department of "Non-destructive Materials Testing" in Faculty VI at Technical University of Berlin
Dr.-Ing. Daniel Algernon, MBA is the head of the Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory at the Nuclear Inspectorate of the Swiss Association for Technical Inspections. This department focuses on analysis, applied R&D, training and performance evaluation of NDE systems. The field of application comprises NDE inspection systems for nuclear energy components as well as for the inspection of concrete structures. Research topics include acoustic NDE technique and field system development, modeling, simulation and statistical evaluation methodology especially with regard to NDE reliability assessment as well as image reconstruction and signal processing techniques for ultrasonic testing. He is the chair of the Quality Assurance & Validation subcommittee within the committee for Nondestructive Testing in Civil Engineering of the German Society for Nondestructive Testing (DGZfP).
He is also a voting member of the committee for Field Testing and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) of Transportation Structures of the Transportation Research Board (National Research Council) in the United States.
Dr. Algernon has a doctorate degree in civil engineering from the Technical University of Berlin (TU-Berlin). He conducted his doctoral research at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), division 8.2 in Berlin in the field of Nondestructive Testing in Civil Engineering (NDT-CE) using impact-echo. After completion of his PhD studies, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida in the field of NDE-CE, initiating the NDE validation center of the Florida Department of Transportation. He represented the Swiss NDE Qualification Body (QSt) in numerous projects regarding the qualification (validation) of complex NDE inspection systems for the application in the nuclear field. Besides of research work addressing the technical aspects of NDT, Algernon has been investigating economic aspects including market structures in different fields of application for NDE technology and especially in the context of global market changes driven by the industry 4.0.
Dr. Alexander Velichko is Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol, UK. Dr Velichko was born in Krasnodar, Russia, in 1975. He received the M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from the Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russia, in 1998 and Ph.D. degree from the Rostov State University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in 2002. His doctoral research was on investigation of wave fields caused by internal vibration sources in layered elastic medium. Dr. Velichko is currently researching ultrasonic arrays for nondestructive evaluation in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol, England. His current research interests include mathematical modeling of propagation and scattering of elastic waves, ultrasonic imaging using arrays, and guided waves and signal processing.
Adarsh Krishnamurthy is an assistant professor in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University. He received his B.Tech and M.Tech. (Dual Degree) in mechanical engineering with specialization in product design from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2005. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and was a post-doctoral researcher in bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include computer-aided design (CAD), parallel GPU computing, biomechanics, computational geometry, and ultrasonic non-destructive testing. He has co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, including 20 journal papers and a book chapter.
Wallace Lai Wai-Lok
Dr. Wallace Lai Wai-Lok has been working on nondestructive and geophysical diagnosis and imaging of unseen members and hazards in underground utility networks and concrete infrastructure. His main teaching and research interests include survey & mapping, 3D imaging, and diagnosis of engineering structures, underground utilities, construction materials, hydro-geophysics, and site of archaeology values. These techniques include ground penetrating radar, infrared thermography, acoustic, ultrasound, electrical resistivity, acoustic leak noise correlation, etc.
Ph.D. Texas A & M University, College Station, TX (1987)
M.S. University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO (1983)
B. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India (1972)
Associate Professor, Iowa State University (1995-Present)
Assistant Professor, Iowa State University (1989-1995)
Research Assistant Professor, North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC (1987-1988)
INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Scientist 'C,' 'B,' 'A', ADA, Bangalore, India (1972-1982)
Summer Research Faculty at Materials Labs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 1994
Boeing-AD Welliver Faculty Summer Fellow 2000
NASA Summer Faculty Research Opportunity 2005
Associate Chair of Eduation, Aerospace Engg. 2010-2012
CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ON NON-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION - NDE 2017
Prof. Krishnan Balasubramaniam
Chairman - NDE 2017
Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Dean of Industrial Consultancy and Sponsored Research
Head of Centre for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE)
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600036, INDIA.
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