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Full Conference Agenda

Day 1 – August 25th, 2020


Conference Schedule | All Times are Eastern Time

9:30 AM – 9:50 AM: Live Welcome from Thomas COSTABILE P.E., Executive Director/CEO, ASME and Tribikram (Bikram) KUNDU, QNDE 2020 Conference Chair, University of Arizona

9:50 AM – 10:20 AM: Plenary Speaker 1 – Peter CAWLEY, Imperial College, London "Structural Health Monitoring – Opportunities for NDE Research and Industry"

10:20 AM – 10:45 AM: Q&A with Peter CAWLEY

10:35 AM – 10:45: AM Break

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Concurrent Technical Presentations with Live Q&A: 

SESSION 1 – NDE in Oil and Gas & Nuclear Power

Moderators: Yang LIU, University of Wyoming and Pradeep RAMUHALLI, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Agron GJINOLLI, Durr Universal Inc.
    Troubleshooting Exhaust Silencer Catalyst Vibration Failures Using Calibrated Fea From Ndt Data

  • Karthik GOPALAKRISHNAN, Michigan State University
    Characterization and Classification of Corrosion Pits using Cross Sampling Entropy Analysis and Dense Neural Network

  • Min LIN, University of Wyoming
    A Novel Corrosion Detection Method Using Higher Order Lamb Wave

  • Xiao HE, Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Unipole Sonic Logging While Drilling With Eccentric Tools and Anisotropy Evaluations

  • Ahmed Shah ARMAN, University of South Carolina
    Full-Wave and Circuit Based Simulations of Cable Insulation Damage Using Time-Frequency Domain Reflectometry

    Feasibility of Molten Salt Reactor Heat Exchanger On-Line Monitoring

  • Fangxin ZOU, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    A Novel Ultrasonic Technique for in situ Quantitative Evaluation of Corrosion Rates


SESSION 2 – UT Phased Arrays

Moderator: Henrique REIS, QNDE 2020 Conference Co-Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

  • Marco Tulio LOPES GUERREIRO, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR)
    Comparison of Nearest-Neighbor and Linear Interpolation for Time-Domain Ultrasonic Imaging

  • David LINES, University of Strathclyde
    Modelling of Echo Amplitude Fidelity for Transducer Bandwidth and Tfm Pixel Resolution

  • Jorge Franklin MANSUR RODRIGUES FILHO, École de technologie supérieure
    Influence of Surface Curvature and Probe Position in Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing

  • Randika Kosala WATHAVANA VITHANAGE, University of Strathclyde
    Automated In-Process Phased Array Ultrasonic Inspection of Multipass Welds

  • Sumana, Homi Bhabha National Institute, India
    Total Focusing Method Based Ultrasonic Phased Array Imaging in Thick Structures

  • Xiangyu LEI, Chalmers University of Technology
    Experimental Validation and Application of a Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing Model on Sound Field Optimization


SESSION 3 – Nonlinear Ultrasonics & Resonant NDE

Moderators: Christopher KUBE, The Pennsylvania State University and Sunil Kishore CHAKRAPANI, Michigan State University

  • Aakash KHANDELWAL, Michigan State University
    Dislocation Damping Effects in Nonlinear Resonant Vibrations of Structures

  • Hyunjo JEONG, Wonkwang University
    Transducer Optimization for Pulse-Echo Measurement of Material Nonlinearity

  • Tribikram KUNDU, University of Arizona
    Linear and Non-Linear Ultrasonic Techniques for the Evaluation of Stress-Induced Damage in Concrete

  • Chi-Luen HUANG, University of Illinois
    Progress in Monitoring In-Place Rail Stress Conditions Using Impulse Vibration Measurements

  • Julieanne HEFFERMAN, Vibrant Corporation
    Detecting and Characterizing Overtemperature Exposure in Titanium via Process Compensated Resonance Testing (Pcrt)


12:15 PM – 12:30 PM: Break Time – Stretch your legs and check out our Exhibitor Hall


Moderator: Dr. Gary GEORGESON, QNDE 2020 Conference Co-Chair, The Boeing Company


  • Peter CAWLEY, Imperial College, London
  • Greg GARCIA, EVRAZ North America
  • Rich KLAASSEN, GE Aviation
  • Clint THOMSON, Northrop Grumman Corporation


1:35 PM – 1:50 PM: Q&A with Industry Panelists

1:55 PM – 2:25 PM: Exhibitor Demo Corner - Live! Come check out the latest products and services demoed by Verasonics & LuxSonics. Your chance to ask questions.

2:25 PM – 2:35 PM: Break

2:35 PM – 3:10 PM: Plenary Speaker 2 – Dr. Eric LINDGREN, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory
"Challenges and Future Directions for NDE R&D: an USAF Perspective"
Introduction by Henrique REIS, QNDE 2020 Conference Co-Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:10 PM – 3:25 PM: Q&A with Dr. Eric LINDGREN

3:25 PM – 3:35 PM: Break

3:35 PM – 5:00 PM: Concurrent Technical Presentations with Live Q&A:

SESSION 4 - Ultrasonic Scattering & Materials Characterization

Moderators: Andrea ARGUELLES, The Pennsylvania State University & Henrique REIS, QNDE 2020 Conference Co-Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Guangdong ZHANG, Central South University
    Measuring the Frequency-Dependent Attenuation Coefficients of Solids Using a Pulse-Echo Ultrasonic Method

  • Jiming SONG, Iowa State University
    Modeling Ultrasonic Scattering Using Cfie Formulation and Diagonal-Form Fmm

  • Yongfeng SONG, Central South University
    The Effects of Ultrasonic Grain Noise on the Sub-Wavelength Flaw Sizing

  • Fan SHI, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Predicting the Variance of Elastic Wave Scattering From Randomly Rough Cracks Using an Analytical Approach

  • Changgong KIM, University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Ultrasonic Characterization of Microstructure Variation in Laser Powder Bed Fusion (Lpbf) 316l Stainless Steel

  • Charles MACLEOD, University of Strathclyde
    Initiation and Phased Array Verification of Intentional Representative Weld Defects

  • Shan LIN, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
    Quantitative Evaluation of Abnormal Structures in High Chromium Steel Welds Using Ultrasonic Testing Technique


SESSION 5 - Guided Waves

Moderator: Tribikram (Bikram) KUNDU, QNDE 2020 Conference Chair, University of Arizona

  • Andrew DOWNS, Iowa State University
    Array Based Guided Wave Transduction With Pulse-Echo Source Location Using Dispersion Compensation

  • Aubin CHABOTY, École de technologie supérieure
    Propagation of Low Frequency Guided Waves Through Lap Joints

  • Dineo RAMATLO, University of Pretoria
    Guided Wave Ultrasound Modelling Framework for Simulation of Features and Defects in Welded Rail Tracks

  • Momchil VASILEV, University of Strathclyde
    Verification & Sensitivity Study of Automated In-Process Ultrasonic Inspection of Thin Steel Plate Welds Using Non-Contact Lamb Waves

  • Nived SURESH, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Evaluation of Remnant Thickness Using the Cut-Off Property of the Shear Horizontal Guided Wave Mode

  • Paul FROMME, UCL
    High Frequency Guided Wave Propagation and Scattering in Silicon Wafers

  • Guru Prakash SAHU, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Surface Temperature Mapping of a Metal Plate Using Ultrasound Guided Wave Technique


Day 2 – August 26th, 2020


9:30 AM – 10:10 AM: Welcome & Plenary Speaker 3 - Li CHENG, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
"Detection of Incipient Structural Damage and Material Degradation Using Nonlinear Ultrasonic Guided Waves"
Introduction by Dr. Gary GEORGESON, QNDE 2020 Conference Co-Chair, The Boeing Company

10:10 AM – 10:25 AM: Q&A with Li CHENG

10:25 AM – 10:35 AM: Break – Don’t miss the opportunity to go the Networking Section and connect with colleagues!

10:35 AM – 12:00 PM: Concurrent Technical Presentations with Live Q&A

SESSION 6 – Structural Health Monitoring and Prognosis & Metamaterials

Moderators: Olivier MESNIL, CEA Tech, France and Simon LAFLAMME, Iowa State University

  • Han LIU, Iowa State University
    Numerical Investigation of Auxetic Textured Sensing Skin for Structural Health Monitoring

  • Takahiro HAYASHI, Osaka University
    Remote Defect Imaging Using a Wireless Microphone Unit With an Optical Power Feeding Device

  • Joel B. HARLEY, University of Florida
    Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry for Health Monitoring of Solar Arrays

  • Olivier MESNIL, CEA Tech, France
    Validation of Spectral Finite Element Simulations for Large Numerical Campaigns in Mapod Shm

  • Tribikram KUNDU, The University of Arizona
    Acoustic Wave Propagation and Source Localization in a 3d Heterogeneous Structure – a Numerical Study

  • Harshkumar MAHESHWARI, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
    Technique for Implementing Holey Metalenses Using Conventional Ultrasonic Transducers


SESSION 7 – Modeling for Composites, Thermography & Thermosonics

Moderators: Portia BANERJEE, [KBR], NASA Ames Research Center and Xiaoyan HAN, Wayne State University

  • Harold SABBAGH, Victor Technologies, LLC
    Electromagnetic Modeling and Inverse Methods for Eddy-Current Characterization of Carbon Fiber Composites

  • Matthias BRAUNS, XARION Laser Acoustics
    Contact-Free Ultrasound Nondestructive Testing of Aerospace Composites With an Optical Microphone

  • William WINFREE, NASA Langley Research Center
    Parallelized Quadrupole Simulations of Thermographic Responses of Composites

  • Joseph ZALAMEDA, NASA Langley Research Center
    Delamination Depth Imaging for Quasi-Static and Fatigue Load Testing Using Passive Thermography

  • Omar OBEIDAT, Wayne State University
    The Effect of Ultrasonic Excitation Duration on the Quantitative Estimation of Defect Depth Using Sonic Infrared Imaging

  • Qiuye YU, Wayne State University
    Studying Relationships of Dependency Energy Consumption on Transducer Tip Size and Crack Length in Sonic Infrared Imaging


SESSION 8 – Additive Manufacturing

Moderator: Gary GEORGESON, QNDE 2020 Conference Co-Chair, The Boeing Company

  • Ahmed ALLAM, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Ultrasonic Inspection of Additive Manufactured Components

  • Randika W.K. VITHANAGE, University of Strathclyde
    A High-Temperature Phased Array Ultrasonic Roller-Probe Designed for Dry-Coupled In-Process Inspection of Wire + Arc Additive Manufactured Components

  • Felix H. KIM, National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Incorporation of X-Ray Computed Tomography (Xct) Simulation for Estimation of Pod Curves

  • Guillermo HUANES-ALVAN, Michigan State University
    Ultrasonic Characterization of Multi-Material Structures Fabricated Using Laser Ded

  • Rastislav ZIMERMANN, University of Strathclyde
    Implementation of an Ultrasonic Total Focusing Method for Inspection of Unmachined Wire+arc Additive Manufacturing Components Through Multiple Interfaces

  • Rosa MORALES, University of Colorado, Boulder
    Laser Ultrasonic Monitoring of Thermal Processes



Moderator: Tribikram (Bikram) KUNDU, QNDE 2020 Conference Chair, University of Arizona

  • Jethro NAGAWKAR, Iowa State University
    Model-Based Sensitivity Analysis of Ultrasonic Testing Simulations Using Deep Gaussian Processes and Sobol' Indices

  • Vishal RAUL, Iowa State University
    Dimensionality Reduction of Model-Based Probability of Detection Calculations Using Principal Component Analysis

  • Yen-Chen LIU, Iowa State University
    Model-Based Global Sensitivity Analysis of Ndt System Scalar and Vector Quantities of Interest With Metamodeling and Sobol' Indices

  • Kwang-Hee IM, Woosuk University
    Terahertz Wave Radiation on Detecting Foreign Materials of Composite Panels of Honeycomb Sandwiches


12:25 PM – 12:35 PM: Break


Moderator: Yuris DZENIS, Chair of ASME's Nondestructive Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Prognosis Division, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


  • Hoda AZARI, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
  • Chuck FARRAR, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of California San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering
  • Ward JOHNSON, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards Technology
  • Robert LANDERS, National Science Foundation, Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Dr. Ignacio PEREZ, Office of Naval Research, Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and Prognostics: Advanced Sensors and Technologies
  • Dr. William H. PROSSER, NASA Engineering and Safety Center

1:55 PM – 2:10 PM: Q&A with Research & Funding Panelists

2:10 PM – 2:20 PM: Break

2:20 PM – 3:25 PM: Concurrent Technical Presentations with Live Q&A:

SESSION 9 – Machine Learning & Statistical Methods in NDE

Moderator: Joel B. HARLEY, University of Florida

  • Kaiyang HAN, University of Florida
    Distinguishing Steel Fiber Content in Ultra-High Performance Concrete (Uhpc) Using Machine Learning Algorithms

  • Kang YANG, University of Utah
    A Comparison of Representation Learning Methods for Damage Detection With Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring

  • Roberto MIORELLI, CEA-List
    Defect Characterization in Composites With Deep Learning in Guided Wave Shm

  • Subodh KALIA, Syracuse University
    Machine Learning and Anomaly Detection Applied to Damage Characterization From Compliance Data in 3-Point Bending Fatigue


SESSION 10 – Eddy Current & Electromagnetic Methods

Moderators: John C. ALDRIN, Computational Tools and Saptarshi MUKERJEE, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Harold SABBAGH, Victor Technologies, LLC
    Model Development for Broadband Spiral-Coil Eddy-Current Probes

  • Bharath Basti SHENOY, Michigan State University
    Early Stage Fatigue Prediction for Martensitic Stainless-Steel Samples Using Non-Linear Eddy Current Techniques

  • Manohar TAMARANA, Indian Institute Of Technology Tirupati
    Development of a Simple Quasi-3d Finite Element Model for Modeling Sh Wave Generation and Reception in Emat Configuration

  • Zi LI, Michigan State University
    Magnetic Barkhausen Noise Technique for Early Stage Fatigue Prediction in Martensitic Stainless-Steel Samples

  • Saptarshi MUKERJEE, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    A Time Reversal Based Selective Focusing Method for Microwave Nde of Gfrp Composites

3:25 PM – 3:30 PM: Break

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: QNDE Awards Presentation & Conference Conclusion
Join us in congratulating the winners of the prestigious Founders Award and the 2019 Best Paper Awards and 2019 Outstanding Paper Awards