Center for Nondestructive Evaluation

The Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) was formed in 1985 as a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC). ISU teams with industrial and government sponsors who help guide the research and share the results. At CNDE, scientists, faculty, support staff, and graduate and undergraduate students work closely, in an interdisciplinary fashion, with industry and government agencies to advance the field of NDE in its plurality. State-of-the-art research and commercial instrumentation at CNDE support cutting-edge R&D in numerous NDE modalities and technologies.

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News and Announcements

ASNT Forges Strategic Partnership as CNDE’s Newest Member

The February issue of Materials Evaluation (ME) just published an article announcing the strategic partnership between ASNT and CNDE.  We are happy to announce that Neal Couture, the Chief Executive Officer of ASNT, will attend the Spring IAB meeting and outline future courses of action/plans intended to enhance this strategic partnership.

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Katie Brinker – IEEE HKN Event Speaker

Katie Brinker former CNDE graduate student, currently Senior Nondestructive Evaluation Engineer at Pratt & Whitney, will be speaking at the IEEE HKN event on the “Realities of a Research Engineer” panel. This panel is focused on making the transition from being a graduate student to working in industry and what it’s like to have an…

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ASNT Iowa Section Hosts February Technical Talk at CNDE

  On the afternoon of Thursday, February 1st the American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Iowa Section hosted their first technical talk of the year.  Luke Titus, who holds a PhD in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from Michigan State University, gave a presentation on the use of Mathematica software for solving ordinary and partial differential equations. …

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CNDE Affiliated Faculty wins NSF CAREER Award

Our colleague, Azadeh Sheidaei, has won this year’s Faculty Early Career Development Award “CAREER: Cyberinfrastructure for Printable Multifunctional Microstructural Materials” from the National Science Foundation.  Please join me in congratulating Azadeh for her outstanding achievement in winning this prestigious award.

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Welcome ASNT to CNDE

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) and the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) at Iowa State University (ISU) have long served the nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E) community, providing services, leadership, training, and vital research to many member organizations. ASNT and CNDE also have a strong history of collaboration to further benefit the NDT&E…

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CNDE Featured Researcher: Ron Roberts

Name: Ron Roberts How long have you been at CNDE?  I began at CNDE in August 1989. Area(s) of expertise: Ultrasound experiments and computational modeling. Who or what inspired you to pursue your career in NDE?  I had an interest in physical acoustics as an undergraduate physics major at Purdue University.  I heard in the…

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ASNT Iowa Section Hosts October Technical Talk at CNDE

The American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Iowa section hosted a technical talk at the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation on the evening of Wednesday, October 18th. Gavin Dao,  Director of Business Development at AOS-NDT, discussed the adaptive total focusing method (ATFM) and other ultrasound techniques. A live demonstration followed the talk and students were able…

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ASNT Iowa Section Technical Meeting – October 18th

American Society of Nondestructive Testing Iowa Section Technical Meeting Learn about ultrasound (UT) for nondestructive testing and watch a demonstration of a phased array system using adaptive total focusing method (TFM). Learn more ahead of time here: https://www.aos-ndt.com/white-papers/ Free food will be provided and students can enter the raffle for a one-year ASNT student membership….

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CNDE – Fall 2023 IAB Meeting

CNDE hosted its Fall 2023 Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting on October 2-4. As usual, CNDE hosted a Pizza with Students event where our board members connected with students interested in working in the NDE community after graduation. CNDE researchers presented updates on six research projects that started in August 2023.  Board members reviewed the…

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Welcome GE Aerospace to CNDE

It is with great pleasure to announce the addition of GE Aerospace to the CNDE family as our newest member. We are very excited about the potential opportunities to engage and collaborate with our GE Aerospace colleagues.  Welcome!

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CNDE Administration

Dr. Reza Zoughi
ASC II, Suite 151
Email: rzoughi@iastate.edu
Phone: 515.294.5704 

Susie McBirnie
ASC II, Suite 151
Email: susiem@iastate.edu 
Phone: 515.294.8152

Cheryl Sansgaard
ASC II, Suite 151
Email: cheryls@iastate.edu
Phone: 515.294.8157 

Tessa Lemons
ASC II, Suite 151
Email: tlemons@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-5813


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