Wednesday, July 28th at 12:35 PM EASTERN
LIVE PANEL followed by audience Q&A
Dr. Jeong-Beom (J-B) Ihn
QNDE 2021 Conference Co-Chair and Technical Fellow and Technology Lead for Structural Health Management at Boeing Research & Technology Seattle, Washington
Dr. John C. Aldrin
Founder of Computational Tools
CEO, Exel Orbital Systems, Inc.
Chief Research & Development Officer at DolphiTech
Boeing Customer Support
Dr. Jeong-Beom (J-B) Ihn is also an Affiliate Professor and a Lecturer at the Department of Aero/Astronautics in University of Washington, Seattle. He received his B.S. from University of Michigan in 1994, and Ph.D. in Aeronautics/Astronautics from Stanford in 2003. He was appointed as a research associate at Stanford from 2003 to 2005. JB has over 20 year R&D experience in the field of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), in-situ NDE and smart structures, and active sensing materials for current and future aerospace vehicles. Since he joined Boeing in 2005, he has been leading numerous projects in maturing SHM technologies into civil, military, and space applications with results published into multiple book chapters, over 30 US patents, numerous conference and journal papers. He serves as an executive committee member of the international Aerospace Industry Steering Committee (AISC) for standardizing SHM technologies. He is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Structural Health Monitoring.
Dr. John C. Aldrin obtained his Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Northwestern University in 2001 under Prof. Jan Achenbach. In 2001, Dr. Aldrin founded Computational Tools, providing NDE software development and consulting services, specializing in NDE modeling and simulation, automated data analysis, inverse methods, and reliability assessment. The focus of much of his work has been on NDE technology transition, bridging the gap between NDE research and the NDE application community. Dr. Aldrin has provided services to a range of government and industry organizations including AFRL, SAIC, TRI/Austin, NASA and BP. Dr. Aldrin has co-authored over 170 journal, conference and book publications in the field of nondestructive testing and is a Fellow of ASNT.
Kevin McGushion founded Exel in 1989 on an invention which brought ultra high purity orbital welding to the Semiconductor, Biopharmaceutical and Aerospace industries. This invention led to many others ranging in application from fluid handling components in the Semiconductor and Biopharmaceutical Industries to an electromagnetic imaging system and a novel manufacturing method for aircraft structural beams.
One of the inventions (Exel's M-Wave Imaging System) has been recommended for use by Boeing, in its RS68 Rocket Engine as well as passing 90/95 POD/CL acceptance criteria. Additionally, the imaging system has proved to be a reliable device for imaging graphite composite for Northrop Grumman's F-35 Program and is now being developed for use by Boeing to measure gaps between the composite skin of an aircraft and its substructure.
In 2008, Kevin sold the Orbital Welding Division of Exel to Arc Machines, Inc. and today Exel is dedicated to developing and commercializing its new M-Wave Imaging Technology.
Eskil Skoglund is Chief Research & Development Officer at DolphiTech, which is a Norwegian company with a unique ultrasound technology for non-destructive testing (NDT). Eskil has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and has worked with ultrasound technology for over 15 years, and for DolphiTech since the beginning of the company in 2009. Eskil has led the development of DolphiTech’s novel NDT ultrasound technology platform - from idea to product - based on their unique 2D array transducer concept and for this he holds several patents with DolphiTech.
Dr. Greg Sweers is a Boeing Technical Fellow with over 30 years of aircraft technical support and industry leadership experience. Greg has extensive expertise in lightning strike continued airworthiness, MRO development leadership, maintenance cost modeling, sustainment technology and is both an Industry leader on Lightning/HIRF maintenance methodologies and a expert creating lightning operational impact solutions. Currently specializing in service solution technology especially related to Unmanned Aerial Vehicle inspection applications. As the focus of his PhD work, Greg holds patents on Design Methodologies for the Continued Airworthiness of Lightning Protection and several lightning strike inspection and UAV repair tool patent disclosures. Greg is also the Boeing enterprise UAV-assisted inspection implementation leader for Boeing production and airline applications. Greg is also the Chair of the Product Support Tech Data Design Practices Board.