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Organizing Committee

Tribikram Kundu

Conference Chair

Tribikram Kundu (Bikram)
University of Arizona
Professor of Civil & Architectural Engineering & Mechanics Department
Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Department

Dr. Tribikram Kundu is a Professor of engineering at the University of Arizona. His major research area is structural health monitoring and nondestructive testing using ultrasonic and electromagnetic waves. He has published 9 books, 18 book chapters and 345 technical papers - 175 of those in peer reviewed scientific journals with over 7000 citations according to Google Scholar. He also edited 24 conference proceedings His research contributions have been recognized by the Humboldt foundation of Germany through their Humboldt Research Prize (Senior Scientist Award) in 2003 and Humboldt Fellowship award in 1989 and 1996. He also received 2012 NDE Life Time Achievement Award from SPIE (the International Society for Optics and Photonics), 2015 Research Award for Sustained Excellence from ASNT (the American Society for Nondestructive Testing), 2017 Founders Award from ASME’s Nondestructive evaluation, Diagnostics and Prognostics Division (NDPD), 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award and 2008 Person of the Year Award from the Structural Health Monitoring Journal, Satish Dhawan Chair Professorship from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and a number of Invited Professorships from France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, South Korea, Poland, Singapore, China and Japan.

He is Fellow of five professional societies - ASME, ASCE, SPIE, ASNT and ASA and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Digagnostics and Prognostics of Engineering Systems (JNDE). He has served as Associate Editor of a number of other journals like Ultrasonics, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessels Technology and Structural Health Monitoring – An International Journal. For 2 years he has served as the Chair and for another 2 years as Co-Chair of the SPIE symposium on Smart Structures and NDE. He started and then served as the Chair of the SPIE conference on Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems from 2001 to 2018.


Henrique Reis


Professor Henrique Reis
Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
104 South Mathews Ave., Urbana, Illinois 61801

Professor Henrique Reis obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and 1978, respectively. He is a Full Professor in the Departments of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering and of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he directs the Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Research Laboratory. Professor Reis is a Fellow of the British Institute of Nondestructive Testing (BINDT), a Fellow of the Acoustic Emission Working Group (AEWG), and a Fellow of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). He is a member of the Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). He has served as Chair of the ASNT Research Council, and Chair of the ASNT University Programs Committee. He has served as a member of the ASNT Board of Directors, a member of the ASNT Executive Committee, and as Chair of the ANST Research Council Awards Committee. Currently, he serves in the ASNT Awards Committee and as a member of the ASNT Research Council Annual Symposium Organizing Committee. He has organized several conferences and symposia. Since 2010 he has also been a member of the Organizing Committee of the SPIE Smart Structures and Materials--Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring Conference. Currently, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the ASME Diagnosis and Prognosis Division, and serves as the chair of the Division Honors and Awards Committee. Professor Reis has several awards; recently, Professor Reis was bestowed the 2015 ASME Founders Award by the ASME Diagnosis and Prognosis Division, and the 2016 ASNT Research Council Award for Sustainable Excellence. This year, he was honored with the ASNT 2020 Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture Award.


Gary Georgeson


Dr. Gary Georgeson
NDE Senior Technical Fellow at Boeing Research & Technology

Gary Georgeson is the Boeing Senior Technical Fellow in Nondestructive Evaluation & Measurement (NDE&M). In this role, Gary is the technical leader to NDE and Measurement scientists, engineers and technicians, who are advancing methods for evaluating aerospace structures, during manufacturing and in aircraft service. In his 31 years at Boeing in Seattle, Gary has had the privilege to support many Boeing programs.

Gary holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara, with M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the same university.

Gary enjoys the creative and collaborative opportunities Boeing provides. His various innovations (250+ U.S. patents) have not only served Boeing programs, but also helped win contract R&D programs from the USAF, USN, NASA, TTCI, and the FAA. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, and a regular keynote speaker, having promoted the importance of NDE&M in Spain, Singapore, Germany, Brazil, China and France, as well as the U.S.

On a personal note, he has been married to his beautiful wife Lori for 35 years, and has three adult children and a two year old granddaughter. He holds a Masters in Theology from Fuller Seminary, and is the founding and senior pastor of a local church (est. 1990), with a focus on serving the poor and disenfranchised, and making a difference in people’s lives.


QNDE 2020 Special Session Organizers

Thank you to the following individuals for helping to organize this year’s program:

Andrea Arguelles, Penn State University
Cara Leckey, NASA Langley Research Center
Christopher Kube, Penn State University
Daniel Sparkman, Air Force Research Lab
Joel B. Harley, University of Florida
John C. Aldrin, Computational Tools
John Popovics, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Jinying Zhu, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Laura Homa, University of Dayton Research Institute
Lawrence J. Jacobs, Georgia Tech
Matthew Cherry, Air Force Research Lab
Michael Lowe, Imperial College, London
Oliver Mesnil, CEA Tech, France
Paul Wilcox, University of Bristol
Portia Banerjee, [KBR], NASA Ames Research Center
Pradeep Ramuhalli, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
S. W. (Bill) Glass, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Saptarshi Mukherjee, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Simon Laflamme, Iowa State University
Smaine Zeroug, Schlumberger Doll Research
Sourav Banerjee, University of South Carolina
Steve Holland, Iowa State University
Sunil Kishore Chakrapani, Michigan State University
Xiaoyan Han, Wayne State University
Yang Liu, University of Wyoming