The Centre

Quantitative NDE is a multi-disciplinary field that uses many physical phenomena to detect anomalies in structures and materials. This requires its research base to encompass a wide range of scientific and engineering skills hence the Centre is based upon a consortium of academic institutions with complementary capabilities.   Involvement of mechanical and electrical engineers, computer scientists and physicists enables the cohorts to cover a full range of NDE technologies and to undertake the collaborative projects necessitated by this field.

The Centre builds on the previous Industrial Doctoral training Centre in NDE which has taken around 60 EngD students over the past few years, working with 25 companies. Industrial sponsors include:

Alba Ultrasound Manufacturing Technology Centre
Airbus Permasense
Alstom Phoenix
AMEC Foster Wheeler QinetiQ
BAE Systems Renishaw
BP Rolls Royce (Aerospace)
Cummins Turbo technologies Rolls Royce (Marine)
Doosan Babcock RWE npower
DSTL Sonemat
EDF Sonomatic
E.ON Southside Thermal Sciences
Guided Ultrasonics Weidlinger Associates