Norio Nakagawa

  • Senior Scientist
  • Adjunct Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Main Office

181 Applied Sciences II
Ames, IA
Phone: 515-294-9741


The University of Tokyo, Theoretical Physics, Ph.D., 1984 The University of Tokyo, Theoretical Physics, M.S., 1977 The University of Tokyo, Physics, B.S., 1975
Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisors:
Miyazawa, H., Department of Physics, The University of Tokyo Kuo, T. K., Department of Physics, Purdue University Young, B.-L., Department of Physics, Iowa State University Thompson, D.O., Center for NDE, Iowa State University Thesis Advisor and Postgraduate-Scholar Sponsor: Yuping Shen, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Iowa State University Zhigang Chen, Etch Product Business Group, Applied Materials, Inc. J. C. Chao, Material and Process Engineering, Honeywell Propulsion Engines B. P. C. Rao, Metallurgy and Materials Group, IGCAR, India

Interest Areas

Electromagnetic NDE
Computational Electromagnetics
Personal and Professional Goals:
Develop and implement NDE methods based on the nonlinear eddy current response Expand the capabilities of eddy current NDE models in terms of nonlinearity and noise calculations.
Research Interests:
Research includes mathematical physics, topics including general field theory, scattering theory of fields and particles, and numerical analysis; and solving electromagnetic and other related problems by using various numerical techniques, including constructing theoretical models of eddy current NDE. He has published roughly 30 physics papers, and 40 applied?physics papers.

Brief Biography

Synergistic Activities:
Invited Lecturer, KRISS, Daejeong, Korea, June 12, 2008 Invited Lecturer, ENDE 2008, Seoul, Korea, June 10-11, 2008 Visiting Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology, May-June 2008 Invited Lecturer, ANDE 2005, Jeju, Korea, Nov 8, 2005 Invited Plenary Lecturer, Korean Society of Pressure Vessel and Piping (KPVP) Annual Meeting, Korea, Jun 16, 2005
Professional Academic Experience:
2006-Present     Adjunct Professor, Iowa State University 1999-Present      Scientist I (Physicist), Iowa State University 1990-1999          Associate Scientist, Iowa State University 1985-1990           Postdoctoral Fellow, Iowa State University 1984-1985           Postdoctoral Fellow, Purdue University

Selected Publications

Nakagawa, N. (2014) Nonlinear Eddy Current NDE and Theory Based on Vector PreisachModel in Rayleigh Regime, AIP Conf. Proc. 1581, 1380-1386 (2014). Li, M., Nakagawa, N., Larson, B.F. and Meeker, W.Q. (2013) Statistical Assessment of Probability of Detection for Automated Eddy Current Nondestructive Evaluation Inspection,” Res. Nondestr. Eval., 24, 89–104. Chandrasekar, R. Frishman, A.M. Larson, B.F. Lo, C.C.H. and Nakagawa, N. (2012) Effects of Microstructure on Eddy Current Residual Stress Characterization of Shot Peened Inconel 718, JOM 64, 257-264.