Research 2018

Research Symposium 2018

27th Research Symposium 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Universal Orlando
Orlando, FL
26 - 29 March 2018

The theme for 2018 Research Symposium is “Advancing NDE Technologies, Research and Engineering in a Changing World.” This year’s theme aims to 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 of technical papers in innovative NDE research and development areas such as:

  • Advanced/Emerging NDE Methods
  • Automation/Robotics in NDE
  • NDE Materials Characterization
  • NDE Engineering
  • NDE for Additive Manufacturing
  • NDE for Aerospace/Composites
  • NDE for Civil Infrastructure
  • NDE for Railroads
  • NDE Modeling and Simulation
  • Passive Wireless Sensors
  • Radiography
  • NDE Reliability
  • Structural Health Monitoring (Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis)
  • Thermal NDE Methods
  • Ultrasonics

Continuing with the success of the short course offered in 2017, we will continue to offer short courses on Monday, March 26, 2018. If you have an interest in submitting a proposal for a Short Course, please contact the ASNT Conference Department at

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von Kremreig Hill

Keynote Speaker

Eric von Krumreig Hill, Ph.D. |

8:00 am | Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018

About the Speaker

Dr. Hill earned his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the same institution in 1980. He has forty-seven years of engineering experience-- thirteen in the U.S. Air Force and industry, twenty-nine in universities, and five years of consulting.

While in the Air Force, Dr. Hill trained to be an electronics technician on the F-106 fighter interceptor aircraft, managed the launch of two spaceflights, designed three standard satellites, and served as the Service Life Monitoring Program manager for the entire A-7, F-4, and F-111 fleets. During his university career, he developed and taught twenty-six different courses, both graduate and undergraduate. Graduating seniors from the Aerospace Engineering Department of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University selected him to receive The Faculty Appreciation Award five times, and nominated him for the ERAU Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2004. In terms of his university scholarly activity, Hill was Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI for twenty-one funded research projects.

Professionally, Dr. Hill served locally for one year each as Vice-Chairman and Chairman of the Central Florida Section of the ASNT; nationally for one year as the Secretary of the ASNT Technical Council and four years as Chairman of the Acoustic Emission Committee. He has also served as technical co-editor and contributor to the ASNT Handbook, 3rd Edition: Volume 6, Acoustic Emission Testing.


2018 Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence Award Lecture

John C. Duke, Jr., Ph.D. | Virginia Tech

8:00 am | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2018

About the Speaker

Dr. John C. Duke, Jr. has since 1978 been on the faculty of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. He holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University in Mechanics and Materials Science. He is a fellow of ASME and ASNT; a member of the Transportation Research Board AHD30 Structure Maintenance Committee; Chair of the TRB Subcommittee on Structural Health Monitoring, and Editor-in-chief of ASNT’s Research in NDE and Associate Technical Editor for Materials Evaluation.


2018 Research Recognition for Innovation Award Lecture

Sergey Vinogradov, Ph.D | Southwest Research Institute

8:00 am | Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

About the Speaker

Sergey Vinogradov is a Staff Engineer in the Sensor Systems and NDE Technology Department, a department in the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Division of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. He received a Ph.D. In Mechanical Engineering from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (a branch in Obninsk, Russia) in 1995. Sergey has 25 years of experience in NDE and has been engaged in the application of ultrasonics and magnetics to various NDE problems in nuclear and petrochemical industries. In the last 15 years he has been engaged in the development of guided wave technology, sensors, and procedures utilizing magnetostrictive transduction. Sergey has PCN Level III certification in guided wave testing methods and is actively involved in guided wave mentoring and training conducted worldwide.

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?

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 Research 2018

as of 10 December 2017

Advanced OEM Solutions

American Society for Nondestructive Testing

Jentek Sensors Inc

Laser Technology


Metal Fatigue Solutions


Olympus America Inc

VisiConsult X-Ray Systems & Solutions GmbH


Hotel Information:

Double Tree by Hilton at entrance to Universal Orlando
5780 Major Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
ASNT Group Rate: $175 per night (plus taxes)
Rate good until March 1, 2018

To reserve, use the online link below, or call 1-800-222-8733 or 1-402-592-6464. Be sure to refer to the American Society for Nondestructive Testing when making your reservation by phone.

About Orlando

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On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your colleagues to participate in the upcoming 27th ASNT Research Symposium.

Anish Poudel

Ehsan Dehghan-Niri

Dr. Anish Poudel,
ASNT Research Symposium Chair
Principal Investigator-NDE
Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

Dr. Ehsan Dehghan-Niri
ASNT Research Symposium Vice-Chair
Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University

Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee

Dr. Boro Djordjevic, Materials and Sensor Technologies Inc.
Dr. Tsuchin Chu, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Dr. Jack Duke, Virginia Tech University
Mr. Roger Engelbart, The Boeing Company
Dr. Gary Georgeson, The 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 "Peter" Pan, Emerson Electric
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, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Dr. Andriy Chertov, Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, University of Windsor
Dr. Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, New Mexico State University
Mr. Arvin Ebrahimkhanlou, University of Texas at Austin
Mr. Ali Foudazi, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Mr. Gregory Garcia, Evraz North America
Dr. Ahmed Hassen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Dr. Christopher Kube, Army Research Laboratory
Dr. Sahar Maghsoudy-Louyeh, Aerospace Corporation
Mr. Iman Mehdipour, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Dr. Anish Poudel, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
Ms. Christine Schnitzer, ASNT International Service Center
Ms. Erica Schumacher, Extende, Inc.
Mr. Ryan Spencer, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Mr. Hossein Taheri, Iowa State University
Dr. Matthew Witte, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

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