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New NDT Professional Recognition Recipient


Zhan Zhang received his BS in engineering physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2005, and his MS in nuclear engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. Currently, Zhang is a research scientist in the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at Iowa State University and leads the research labs in digital X-ray radiography and computed tomography. He also has been serving as chair of the Iowa Section of ASNT from 2018 to 2021 and is now volunteering as Regional Director of ASNT Region 13. Before he joined Iowa State University, Zhang had been working as a verification and validation engineer in the nuclear industry for four years. His research interests include NDE for additive manufacturing, digital radiography and tomography, digital twin and data fusion, material characterization, and nondestructive inspection of pipelines, especially corrosion under insulation (CUI). He also actively leads and participates in industrial standard development in ASTM E07 and F42 committees.