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ASNT Research Symposium 2019

Hyatt Regency Orange County
Garden Grove, CA
1 - 4 April 2019

ASNT Research Symposium is one of the premier platforms for exchanging information on groundbreaking, trending and emerging research, technology transfer and engineering practices in the field of nondestructive evaluation (NDE). During the Symposium, you will have numerous opportunities to explore, discuss and share your experiences on cutting edge NDE technologies—from research level to real-world application.

The theme for 2019 Research Symposium is “Advancing NDE Technologies, Research and Engineering in a Changing World” and will address key research, development and innovation of advancing NDE technologies and bridge gaps in NDE research, engineering and technology transfer. This year the symposium will include presentations in innovative NDE research and development areas such as:

  • Advancing/Emerging NDE Methods      
  • Automation/Robotics in NDE
  • Electromagnetics NDE
  • Engineering Design for Inspectibility
  • Industry 4.0 and NDE
  • NDE in Additive Manufacturing
  • NDE Modeling and Simulation
  • Structural Health Monitoring - Prognostic & Predictive
  • Radiography NDE
  • NDE for Aerospace/Composites
  • NDE of Railroads
  • Passive Wireless Sensors
  • Pipeline and Petroleum NDE
  • Thermal NDE Methods
  • Ultrasonics NDE Methods

We will continue to offer short courses on Monday, April 1. If you have an interest in submitting a proposal for a Short Course, please contact the ASNT Conference Department at

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your colleagues to participate in the ASNT Research Symposium in 2019.

Program Information and Registration

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission deadline: 16 November 2018

  • Submit a 250 word abstract online using the link below for technical review purposes that is suitable for publication. ASNT will circulate your abstract to conference committee members for review and selection purposes. If accepted, this abstract will be made available online prior to the meeting.
  • During the submission process you will be asked to choose a relevant topic from a predefined list.
  • Commercial papers, papers where supporting data or a technical description cannot be given for proprietary reasons will not be accepted for presentation. See ASNT’s Policy on Commercialization below.
  • Please do not submit the same abstracts to multiple conferences.
  • Accepted speakers will be notified of acceptance in January 2019.
  • Upon acceptance, additional instructions will be emailed to the presenting author.

By submitting an abstract, you agree to the following:

  • Attend the meeting and make the presentation as scheduled in the program. Speakers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation including questions and answers
  • Obtain funding for registration fees, travel, and accommodations, independent of ASNT
  • Ensure that all clearances have been obtained to present and publish.

Symposium Proceedings

Speakers are also encouraged to prepare and submit a paper (up to 10 pages) related to their presentation for publication in the post-Symposium, reviewed ASNT Research Symposium Proceedings. Instructions on paper submission will be provided in the abstract acceptance email. Please note: Papers previously published elsewhere will not be eligible for publication in the Symposium proceedings. However, previous publication does not preclude presentation of the work at the Symposium.

Build Your Brand: Exhibit with ASNT!

Exhibiting at an ASNT conference or topical event is a productive way to showcase products and services. With constant face-to-face interactions with your target audience, exhibiting at our conference ensures that your marketing budget and time is being well spent!

Exhibitor resources and registration options are at right, details about this conference are below.

Interested in Exhibiting?

If you are interested in having an exhibit to share your latest products, technology or service offerings, contact Ruth Staat at or call her at 614-274-6003, ext. 227.

Interested in Exhibiting?

Table top exhibits available. If you are interested in having a table top exhibit to share your latest products, technology or service offerings, contact Ruth Staat at or call her at 614-274-6003, ext. 227.

List of Exhibitors for ASNT Research Symposium 2019

as of 13 December 2018

Advanced OEM Solutions

InfraTec Infrared LLC

Jentek Sensors Inc

Matec Instrument Companies Inc

QSA Global Inc


Hotel Information:

Hyatt Regency Orange County
11999 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA
ASNT Group Rate: $179 per night (plus taxes)
Rate good until March 7, 2019

Reserve online at  or call 888-591-1234 or 1-714-750-1234. Be sure to refer to the American Society for Nondestructive Testing when making your reservation by phone. The group code is CNON.

About Orange County

Known around the world as "The OC," Orange County, California envelops you in the ultimate Southern California lifestyle… casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. With sun-soaked days and star-filled nights, here you'll be immersed in the real California dream.

Just minutes from The OC's 42 miles of beaches, The OC offers an innumerable amount of fun destinations, events, sights, and so much more. Discover magical adventures and adrenaline-pumping rides at the original Disneyland Resort and the always-thrilling Knott’s Berry Farm. Discover for yourself that the sun just seems to shine longer here. In The OC, it's forever summer!


Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Tsuchin Chu, Southern Illinois University
  • Dr. Boro Djordjevic, Materials and Sensor Technologies Inc.
  • Dr. Jack Duke, Virginia Tech University
  • Mr. Roger Engelbart, Boeing Company
  • Dr. Gary Georgeson, Boeing Company
  • Mr. David Gilbert, British Institute of Non-destructive Testing
  • Dr. Shant Kenderian, Aerospace Corporation
  • Dr. Glenn Light, Light NDE Consulting
  • Dr. Roman Maev, University of Windsor
  • Mr. David Moore, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Dr. Yicheng Pan, Emerson Electrics
  • Dr. Anish Poudel, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
  • Dr. William Prosser, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Dr. Henrique Reis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr. Steven Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging Inc.
  • Dr. Reza Zoughi, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Andrea Arguelles, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. Andriy Chertov, Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, University of Windsor
  • Dr. Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, University of New Mexico
  • Dr. Yiming Deng, Michigan State University
  • Mr. Arvin Ebrahimkhanlou, University of Texas at Austin
  • Mr. Gregory Garcia, Evraz North America
  • Dr. Ahmed Hassen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dr. Christopher Kube, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Dr. Sahar Maghsoudy-Louyeh, Aerospace Corporation
  • Dr. Anish Poudel, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
  • Mr. Barry Schieferstein, ASNT International Service Center
  • Ms. Erica Schumacher, Extende Inc.
  • Mr. Ryan Spencer, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Dr. Hossein Taheri, Georgia Southern University
  • Dr. Matthew Witte, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
  • Dr. Shane Boone, BDI

Watch this page for additional resources as they become available.