26th ASNT Research Symposium

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26th Research Symposium 2017

Jacksonville, FL
13 - 16 March 2017

Advancing NDE Technologies, Research, and Engineering in a Changing World

The ASNT Research Symposium is one of the finest events for exchanging groundbreaking, trending, and interesting research in the field of 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 and to increase your knowledge base. 

This year the symposium will include presentations of technical papers in innovative NDE research and development areas such as:

  • NDE in Additive Manufacturing
  • Prognostics and Health Monitoring NDE Technologies
  • NDE of Railroads
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • NDE Engineering
  • NDE Modeling and Simulation
  • NDE for Civil Infrastructure
  • NDE in Manufacturing for Quality Control
  • NDE of Composites
  • Aerospace NDE
  • Thermal Methods
  • Laser Methods
  • Guided Waves
  • Radiographic NDE
  • Advanced NDE Methods

A Short Course Workshop on NDE Engineering: Method Selection will be held. This course is intended to but not limited to those who self-identify as NDT/NDE Engineers, graduate students conducting NDE related research, and NDT inspectors. Also, anyone who is faced with identifying and developing NDE methods for new, novel applications, or is interested in learning an engineering approach to this task can attend this.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your companions to participate in the upcoming 26th ASNT Spring Research Symposium.

We look forward to personally welcoming you to Jacksonville, FL in March 2017.

Click here to see the preliminary schedule.

Exhibits Only Passes Available Now

Exhibits Only Passes may be purchased for $25/day. (Exhibit hall access is included for registered attendees.)

Program Information and Registration

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Symposium Proceedings

Speakers are also encouraged to prepare and submit a manuscript related to their presentation for publication in the post-Symposium, peer-reviewed ASNT Research Symposium Proceedings. You will be given instructions on how to prepare and submit your manuscript when you receive your acceptance email.

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 rstaat@asnt.org or call her at ( 614)274-6003 X227

Exhibit Dates and Hours

  • Monday, 13 March, 5:00-8:00 pm: Welcome Reception
  • Tuesday, 14 March, 10:00 am-4:00 pm (Lunch in the Exhibit Hall from 11:00 – 12:30 pm)

Exhibit Pricing

  • $1050 Corporate Partner
  • $1550 Non-Corporate Partner
Click here for information on becoming a corporate partner.

Exhibits Only Passes Available Now

Exhibits Only Passes may be purchased for $25/day. (Exhibit hall access is included for registered attendees.)

List of Exhibitors for 26th ASNT Research Symposium

as of 23 January 2017

Advanced OEM Solutions

Advanced Test Equipment Rentals

American Society for Nondestructive Testing

Baugh & Weedon Ltd

Carestream NDT

ElectroMagneticWorks Inc


GE Digital Solutions

Isoflex Radioactive LLC

Laser Technology

Matec Instrument Companies Inc

Metal Fatigue Solutions


Peltec Services Inc

QSA Global Inc

Sherwin Incorporated

Taylor & Francis Group LLC

Thermal Wave Imaging Inc


UTEX Scientific Instruments Inc

Varex Imaging


Hotel Information:

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

ASNT Group Rate: $185 per night (plus taxes)
Rate good until February 22, 2017

Reserve online or call 1-888-421-1442 or 1-402-592-6464. Be sure to refer to the American Society for Nondestructive Testing when making your reservation by phone.

About Jacksonville

Abundant natural resources, beautiful weather, and river and ocean access have attracted human settlers to Northeast Florida for thousands of years. Walk through Jacksonville’s history to see how the area has evolved from an early European settlement, to today’s thriving metropolis. Learn more at www.visitjacksonville.com

Travel Information

Taxi/Limousine/Shuttle Service
For Ground Transportation assistance upon arrival at JAX, please go directly to our Taxi, Limousine and Shared-Ride Booths located on the Lower Level outside Baggage Claim.  No reservations are required for arriving passengers.

1-800-BlueVan (800-258-3826)
Executive Sedan & SUV Service
ExecuCar - 1-800-410-4444

Safety Advisory: Ignore offers of ground transportation from solicitors inside the terminal building.  While these solicitors may look official, they are not authorized to solicit passengers.
For a list of the Off-Airport Ground Transportation Providers currently authorized to operate at the Airport on a pre-arranged basis, please visit the Ground Transportation page on the JAX website.
Hotel Shuttle Service
Check with your hotel to see if shuttle service is provided to/from the terminal.

NDE Engineering: Method Selection 

Monday 13 March, 1:00-5:00 pm

Instructor: Dr. John C. Duke, Virginia Tech

A combination of lecture, classroom discussion, and “think-pair-share” exercises will be used to present the following material:

• Imperfection, Nonconformity, Defect 
• Nondestructive Evaluation 
• Inspection Process 
• Analysis of Inspection Measurements 
• Evaluation of Inspection Data 
• Constraints 
• Case Studies and Examples

At the end of the Short Course, attendees should be able to:

• Describe the steps in identifying candidate nondestructive approaches 
• Describe the process for developing a candidate method to achieve the objective
• Identify constraints which need to be optimized from an engineering perspective to attain a satisfactory NDE method
• Learn how participate as part of a design team 

Who Should Attend
Anyone who is faced with identifying and developing nondestructive evaluation methods for new, novel applications, or is interested in learning an engineering approach to this task. Those who self-identify as NDT/NDE Engineers, graduate students conducting NDE related research, and NDT inspectors.

About the Instructor
Dr. Duke is a Fellow of ASNT and Fellow of ASME, and founding member of the ASME NDE Engineering Division, as well as the 1st chair of this Division, and is past chair of the ASNT Education & Qualification Council. He has conducted funded research and development programs which were directed at identifying and developing new ways to detect and track material deterioration.

Conference Committees

Conference Chairs

Anish Poudel, Ph.D.
ASNT Resarch Symposium Chair

Principal Investigator-NDE
Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
55500 DOT Rd., Pueblo, CO  81001

Ahmed Arabi Hassen
ASNT Research Symposium Vice-Chair

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Oak Ridge National Laboratory 
2370 Cherahala Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932

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, Southwest Research Institute
Dr. Roman Maev, University of Windsor
Mr. David Moore, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Yicheng Pan, Therm-O-Disc
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
Ms. Andrea Arguelles, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Mr. Marwan Basrawi, ASNT Engineering Division
Dr. Andriy Chertov, Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research University of Windsor
Dr. Ehsan Dehghan, Niri GE Power
Mr. Arvin Ebrahimkhanlou, University of Texas at Austin
Mr. Ali Foudazi Missouri, University of Science & Technology
Dr. Ahmed Hassen, Oakridge National Laboratory
Dr. Christopher Kube, Army Research Laboratory
Dr. Sahar Maghsoudy-Louyeh, Aerospace Corporation
Mr. Iman Mehdipour, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Mr. Seyedhamed Sadati, Missouri University of Science & Technology
Ms. Christine Schnitzer, ASNT
Mr. Ryan Spencer, Southern Illinois University
Mr. Hossein Taheri, Iowa State University
Mr. Farshad Zahedi, University of Texas at Arlington

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