Ajay received his MS in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D., in Microsystems Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY. He is an entrepreneur with over 15 years’ experience in image processing, data management and archival technologies. As Vice President of Business and Technology Solutions at NanoArk, he is responsible for sales and business development in the industrial film conversion services. He is also a founder and CEO of Ooga Technologies which is a global NDT collaboration platform which provides access to talented experts, management of data, and changing technology are growing issues in NDT
GUY MAES is Sales Engineer Director UT at Zetec, since January 2016. Previously, he has been working as Sales Director, Product Manager and UT Applications Manager at Zetec and R/D Tech, since June 2000. He is an Engineer with a Masters Degree in Applied Physics from Brussels University in Belgium. He has been involved in advanced UT method development and implementation, capability assessment, and software development since more than 30 years. Before working for a UT equipment vendor, he has worked more than 10 years for an NDE inspection vendor in Belgium, where his last assignment was the management and the on-site supervision of projects in automated / advanced NDE in both the nuclear and the conventional industry
Company: Visiconsult -Xray systems & solutions
Venugopal. Manoharan is currently working as Principal Technologist at Visiconsult -Xray systems & solutions. Prior to join GE, He worked as Senior Scientist at GE Research for 19 years, scientific officer at Advanced Fuel Fabrication Facility, Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) and Division of Post Irradiation Examination and NDT development, Indira Gandhi Center for atomic research for 13 years. He has more than 33 years of experience in the field of Research in NDE.
He received National NDT award from Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing for his contribution in NDE research.
ASNT Level-III certification in RT, IR, UT, PT and ET
His area of interest is Industrial Radiography, Digital x-ray imaging, Positron annihilation spectroscopy, quantitative radiography Model based PoD , Applications of Micro and Nano x-ray computed tomography , Pipeline and pressure vessels integrity and Training in NDE.
He has more than 15 issued patents and 30 technical publications in national and international journals & conferences
Company: Hibot Corporation
Michele Guarnieri is the co-founder and CEO at Hibot Corporation. He received his “Laurea” degree in Computer Science from the University of Verona (Italy) in 2000. He moved to Japan in 2001 at Tokyo Institute of Technology with the Prof. Hirose Laboratory. There he received the MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering respectively in 2004 and 2007.
After establishing hibot Corporation, some of his projects were awarded with the Robot Award from the Japanese Ministry of Economy (2010) and the World Economic Forum’s selection as Technology Pioneer (2015) He was also recognized with the International Galileo Galilei award, 2019 For contribution and achievements in the engineering field and with the IEEE Inaba Innovation Technology award, 2017 For Innovation Leading to Production – Expliner power line inspection robot
Company: VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH
Lennart Schulenburg is a NDT expert and Managing Director at the X-Ray innovator VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions. With a degree in Computational Informatics and a MBA from Germanys top-business school, he successfully initiates insightful technology research and is a regular speaker at industry events to share the latest trends and innovations in NDT. His motto “It’s never a problem, rather a challenge” points clearly out his catching enthusiasm for the transformations driven by Industry 4.0. VisiConsult was founded in 1996 and is a leading supplier of DR and CT solutions to customers worldwide.
Adit Parikh is the Vice President of Business Development at Electronic & Engineering Co. I. Pvt. Ltd (EECI). He has completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai and then acquired a Master of Science degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Over the past few years, Adit has been actively involved in researching and executing challenging NDT projects in the fields of ultrasonic and eddy current testing. With access to inspection challenges, end user requirements and an advanced R&D facility, he has been able to help EECI to execute multiple projects and improve EECI’s UT, Eddy current, RT and MPI products.
David Bajula – CEng
ASNT/ACCP Level III
He has extensive experience in all aspects of NDT servicing the Oil & Gas, Nuclear Power and Aerospace industries.He is currently the General Manager of Advanced NDT services for Acuren and has been with them for 22 years of his 40 year career.
He is a Chartered Engineer, ASNT Level III in 10 methods,AWS-CWI, and API 510, QUTE, QUPA, QUPASE. Specializing inAdvanced UT applications and specifically on-stream inspections including thepioneeringof High TemperaturePhased Array (HTPAUT) for in-service inspections of Reactors and Pressure Vessels at temperatures up to 750°F (400°C).
I am a past President & Chairman of the Board forASNT, still serving on numerous committees. Additionally, he is a member of the ASME Section V committee.
“Duncan Murray is currently the Regional Sales Manager at Eddyfi Technologies and is based in Singapore covering the Asia Pacific region. Combining a Bachelor of Commerce degree and an MBA in Oil and Gas Management with over 10 years of experience in the challenging field of NDT, Mr Murray is able to demonstrate the value potential of embracing market leading inspection techniques. Leveraging his comprehensive experience as an Inspection Diver and Rope Access Technician in the Subsea and Topside inspection fields, Mr Murray has a wealth of knowledge to offer those looking to enhance their inspection capabilities by the use of Eddyfi’s latest inspection technologies.
A specialist in ACFM, Mr Murray has practical field experience related to the inspection of in-service welds and has a deep understanding of the benefits that the technique offers both service companies and asset owners compared with the more conventional methods in use.”
Dr. Johannes Vrana: entrepreneur, trailblazer, physicist, consultant, speaker, and trainer with 15+ years experience in NDE and 20+ in data science. His work ranges from applied ultrasonic testing to quantum optics, from quality assurance to science, and from large-scale industries to start-ups. Some of the highlights of his work: Ph.D. on Induction Thermography, former Chairman of the Siemens NDE Council, and implementation of SAFT into serial production.
Dr.Vrana is leading multiple groups in national and international societies, mainly regarding NDE 4.0 and automated ultrasonic testing. He is well-published, editor of the Journal of NDE, editor-in-chief of the Handbook NDE 4.0, and received multiple awards.
His company “Vrana GmbH” specializes in NDE consulting and solutions, R&D, training, and software development. Vrana GmbH offers holistic cyber-physical solutions including IIoT integration, digital twin design, and value creation from data
P Mathesan-NDE and Quality Consultant.
• Mechanical Engineer with ISO 9712- PCN Level III in UT, PAUT and TOFD and ASNT Level III in ET, MT, PT, RT, UT and VT.
• 35+ years of experience in NDT, QA&QC and Welding in Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Marine and Power industries. Have expertise and experience from hands on inspections to managerial level jobs in Advanced NDE methods such as PAUT, TOFD and DRT in addition to conventional NDE methods.
• Carried out many advanced NDE system validation trials.
• Provided technical service to clients globally to develop reliable technical solutions and introduce new techniques during construction and in service inspection.
• Developed advanced NDE systems for life extension projects.
• Conducted audits as ISO 9001 QMS lead auditor to certify companies, assess vendors and LR gap analysis at shipyards.
• Have global experience covering countries like UK, Europe, Middle East and United States
Navita Gupta is a highly educated and experienced Lady NDT expert of our Country. She heads the reputed Satyakiran School of NDT, in Delhi, imparting NDT Level I, II and III trainings globally. She herself is anNDTLevel-III in several methodsas per ASNT, ISNT, NAS 410 and ISO 9712 certification schemes.
Navita Gupta is an Electronics and CommunicationsEngineer, with MBA in Marketing. She is also a Lead Auditor of QMS Systems and a Certified Energy Auditor, apart from being a Chartered Engineer.
Though she was appointed a Gazetted officer of the Govt of Haryana in the early stages ofher career, her passion towardsquality in Industry brought her to the field of Non Destructive Testing and Quality Control.
Navita Gupta is a member of Electromagnetic Committee of ASNT and has co authored books on Eddy Current and PAUT for ASNT. She has been contributing to ISNT as a member of the National Governing Council and National Certification Board and chairs the Women Empowerment Committee of ISNT
Notably, her dedication and commitment is evident in the 7000 strong Alumni of Satyakiran School of NDT, all of whom are in gainful employment spread out all over the world.
Thomas studied Masters in Computer Science at University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and he did his PhD in Engineering at the Saarland University. His professional experience includesScientific Assistant at the Institute of Manufacturing Automation and Production Systems at the University of Erlangen- Nuremburg/Germany,Independent Contractor in the Field of Software Development for Industrial Image Processing,Head of Nanofocus System Engineering Group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen/Germany,Head of Department for Process Integrated Inspection Systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits in Erlangen/Germany, Senior CT Technology Expert at YXLON International GmbH in Hamburg/Germany and Technology Scout (VP Technology) at COMET- Group in Flamatt/Switzerland,VP R&D ad interim at YXLON International GmbH in Hamburg/Germany, President YXLON International GmbH in Hamburg/Germany and Member of the COMET Executive Board in Flamatt/Switzerland, Member of the Executive Board DGZfP e. V., Visiting Lecturer at the University of AppliedScience in Nuremburg,Visiting Lecturer at the University of AppliedScience in Amberg-Weiden
Mohammed Abufour graduated from University of Northampton, UK with B.S. degree in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). He is a lifetime member of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) and holds NDT Level III certificates in Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Magnetic Particle Testing and Visual Testing (VT). Mohammed was the recipient of three international awards from ASNT, Technician of Year in 2006, Fellow Award in 2012 and Mentor Award in 2018. Mohammed served as a board of Director of ASNT-USA from 2015 to 2018, and currently he is active member of Saudi Aramco Non-Destructive Standards Committee, ASNT Certification Management Counsel (CMC), ASNT Industry Sector Qualification (Voting member), and ASNT -NDT Engineering EducationCommittees (USA). Mohammed is one of the founders of Saudi Arabian Section of the American Society for NDT and currently he is the Vice-President of the society.
Dr.Yicheng Peter Pan is the Software Engineering Manager of Operational Certainty Solutions in Emerson. Dr. Pan has 19 years of product management & engineering experience with extensive hands-on experience in the process and NDT industry. His NDT expertise includes IRT, UT, PT MT, ET, PT, and VT. Dr. Pan is taking the responsibility to lead three new-product development teams in the design and development of digital solutions targeted for industrial instruments/assets/devices within the process automation industries. The solutions’ technologies include predicting maintenance, machine Learning, analytic modeling and analysis, and artificial intelligent. Dr. Pan has contributed to ASNT in numerous ways for many years. Currently, he is serving as Chair for the ASNT Research Council (2020-2021) and Division Chair for Section Operations Council (2020-2021). In academic achievements, Dr. Pan has over fifty peer-reviewed journal publications and conference proceedings. Dr. Pan received the A.S degree in Aviation Engineering Technology from National Formosa University, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 1999, the B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 2001, the M.S. degree in Aeronautics Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University Taiwan, R.O.C. in 2003, and MBA degree with an emphasis in Marketing and Ph.D. degrees in engineering science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, in 2007 and 2010, respectively.
Dr.Ravibabu Mulaveesala received M.Tech from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirapalli in 2000 and PhD from Centre for Applied Research in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), India in 2007. Currently he is working as an Associate Professor at Centre for Sensors, INstrumentation and Cyber-physical Systems Engineering (SeNSE), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India. His research interests include thermal, acoustical and optical methods for non-invasive/non-destructive imaging technologies. He serves as editorial or advisory boards of the several refereed journals of Institute of Physics, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Elsevier etc and also to several peer reviewed conferences.
Dominik Nestler is Head of Sales at the award-winning startupsentin from Bochum, Germany. With an academic background in Sales Engineering & Product Management and the experience of working for German high-tech companies like AUDI and Bosch, he successfully led several projects implementing AI technologies for NDE. Recently, as part of the EU-funded WeldGalaxy program, he and the team finished the joint development work with TWI for an AI-based assistance system for the evaluation of radigraphic images.
Stephen Garrett joined WJE in June 2014 and has been involved in various projects ranging from field inspection, materials testing, and structural analysis of both new and existing structural systems. He has a primary interest in civil infrastructure assessment, specifically reinforced concrete durability and repair. Other areas of work include construction vibration monitoring and coating assessment.
Mr. Garrett is an active member of ASNT, NACE, and ICRI, serving on the following committees: NACE SG05 Cathodic Protection for Concrete; ICRI 160- Sustainability; ICRI 210- Evaluation; ICRI 320- Repair Materials.