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.
News and Announcements
CNDE announces the availability of one Graduate Research Assistantship (CNDE-GRA) appointment.
CNDE announces the availability of one Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) appointment, in support of outstanding graduate students in pursuit of doctoral degrees in one of the nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technical areas affiliated with CNDE.
Anna Case receives Best Graduate Presentation Award
Anna Case was the recipient of the Best Graduate Presentation Award given by the Graduate Seminar Committee in the ECpE Department.
CNDE hosts Spring 2023 IAB Meeting
CNDE’s largest Spring 2023 Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting was held on April 17-19.
Welcome Cummins Inc. to CNDE
It is with great pleasure to announce the addition of Cummins Inc. to the CNDE family as an Affiliate Member.
2023 State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa – March 30 & 31
CNDE participated in the 2023 State Science + Technology Fair of Iowa in Ames. Lab tours and special awards were given to the top projects related to NDE.
ASNT hosts student dinner to promote NDE opportunities at Iowa State
On February 24, the Iowa Section of ASNT hosted a dinner for engineering students to learn about the NDE opportunities available at Iowa State University.
CNDE sponsored event led to NDE minor student’s new career
Hear about the success one NDE Minor student, Tyler Hall, had this past October during the Pizza with Students event. This event is part of the CNDE-Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting held twice per year.
Katelyn Brinker awarded her Ph.D. degree and receives the Research Excellence Award in the ECpE Department
Congratulation to Katelyn Brinker who was awarded her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and named the recipient of the Research Excellence Award!
Trent Moritz awarded CNDE Graduate Research Assistantship
Congratulations to Trent Moritz, the first CNDE-GRA recipient!
Zhan Zhang receives 2022 New NDT Professional Recognition at ASNT Annual Conference
Congratulations to Zhan Zhang for receiving the 2022 New NDT Professional Recognition!
Donald O. Thompson plaque unveiled at CNDE
A dedication and plaque unveiling for Donald O. Thompson was recently held in the Applied Sciences Complex II lobby.
New Terahertz continuous-wave spectrometer acquired by CNDE
Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) has just acquired a new terahertz (THz) continuous-wave (CW) spectrometer, manufactured by Bakman Technologies (www.bakmantechnologies.com).
CNDE acquires new phased array system
CNDE has acquired the Phased Array Company “Pioneer” System – a top of the line instrument for research in Ultrasonic NDE and more.
Farzaneh Ahmadi receives Student Best paper Award – Runner Up at ASNT Research Symposium
Farzaneh Ahmadi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Department who conducts her research at CNDE, received the Student Best paper Award – Runner Up (2nd Place) at the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Research Symposium.
Anna Case receives Student Best paper Award – Runner Up at IEEE Conference
Anna Case, a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECpE) Department who conducts her research at CNDE, received the Student Best paper Award – Runner Up (2nd Place) at the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC).
Matthew Dvorsky Awarded his Ph.D. Degree, Remains at CNDE as Postdoctoral Research Associate
Matthew Dvorsky, a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, who has been engaged in microwave and millimeter wave NDE research at CNDE since fall 2019 was awarded his Ph.D. degree.
CNDE students earn their degrees and start their new adventures
Congratulations to Marshall Vaccaro, Chao Liu, and Ted Mathews!
NASA Space Act Agreement expands NDE capabilities in high-frequency microwave/millimeter wave testing
Iowa State University’s microwave and millimeter wave nondestructive evaluation laboratory, directed by Reza Zoughi at the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE), will expand its capabilities through a new partnership with NASA.
Laser Technology Inc. shearography camera donation advances CNDE capabilities
Laser Technology Inc. (LTI) has donated a LTI-2100 Digital Shearography Camera and its accessories to Iowa State University’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE).
AerE’s Stephen Holland Selected Fellow of American Society for Nondestructive Testing
Stephen Holland, associate professor of aerospace engineering and associate director of Iowa State’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, has been named a Fellow of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) class of 2021.
CNDE graduate research assistant Katelyn Brinker receives Grand Apex Award for outstanding communications
Katelyn Brinker, graduate research assistant with the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) and co-chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Public Relations and Communications Committee, has been named a recipient of a Grand Apex Award.
Dr. Reza Zoughi
ASC II, Suite 151
ASC II, Suite 151
ASC II, Suite 151
ASC II, Suite 151