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2021 Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence Recipient

Joseph Rose

Dr. Joseph L. Rose is the Paul Morrow Professor Emeritus in the Engineering Science and Mechanics department at Penn State University who retired from Penn State in 2019. Joe is also the Founder of the company FBS, Inc. dba Guidedwave, a company dedicated to Guided Wave innovation in Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM).The company plans, designs, builds and maintains guided wave solutions for pipelines, rail, aviation, power generation, manufacturing, civil infrastructure, natural gas and oil facilities, and nuclear and military industries. Dr. Rose has been an international leader in the fields of wave mechanics, ultrasound and ultrasonic guided waves for over four decades He has received many awards for his ground-breaking work in ultrasonic guided waves. Countless plenary and keynote presentations were made at conferences all over the world. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Drexel University in 1970. Joe is currently a fellow of ASNT, ASME, IEEE, and the British Institute for Nondestructive Testing. He is an author of over thirty patents, seven text books, over twenty chapters in various text books, and over 600 publications on ultrasonic NDE, ultrasonic guided waves, wave mechanics, medical ultrasound, adhesive bonding, concrete inspection, pipe and tubing inspection, composite material inspection, ice detection, structural health monitoring, signal processing, and pattern recognition. Recent interest is in Acoustic Emission which fits nicely into Guided Wave studies. Professor Rose also served as a principal advisor to over 60 Ph.D. and 100 M.S. students. A recent textbook is entitled “Ultrasonic Guided Waves in Solid Media,” Cambridge University Press 2014. Joe also published an interesting book, “Seeking the Edge: Thoughts on Wisdom and Success” that was motivated from his storytelling experiences to students all over the world. A few interesting awards includes the following: the 2003 ASME NDE Engineering Division Founder’s Award, the 2007 ASNT Research Council Award for Innovation, the 2011 SPIE Smart Structures/ NDE Lifetime Achievement Award, In recognition of Dr. Rose's sustained contributions to the advancement of Non-destructive Evaluation and Structural Health Monitoring, the 2014 Roy Sharpe Prize, The British Institute for Nondestructive Testing, for lifetime contributions to Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing, and the 2020 ASNT 50 year Golden Recognition award for ASNT membership and commitment to NDT.