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 elment 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- developemnt of new sustainable materials, monitoring health of existing infrastructure and extending life of 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 Director of Research CNRS at the Institut de Mecanique et d'Ingenierie at Bordeaux, France. Dr. Deschamps was coordinator of the CNRS European network entitled "Wave Propagation in Complex Media for Quantitative and Non Destructive Evaluation" between 2001-2015. He is also a member on the Board of the International Congress on Ultrasonics. In 2011, he received the prestigious medal of the French Society of Acoustics (SFA). His research interest concerns ultrasonic wave propagation in solids in view of material properties characterization, imaging and structures control.
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 U niversity, Krasnodar, Russia, in 1998 and Ph.D. degree from the Rostov State University, Rostov-onDon, 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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