Dr. Leonard Bond



Palestrante: Dr. Leonard Bond

Palestra: NDE and SHM: a complex relationship.

Mini Cv: Dr. Leonard Bond received his Ph.D. in physics from the City University, London. After completing his postdoc, which was sponsored by the UK’s Propellants, Explosives and Rocket Motors Establishment (PERME-Westcott), Dr. Bond held faculty positions at University College London (UCL). He also became a founding member of the UCL’s Nondestructive Evaluation Center and was appointed Reader in Ultrasonics. He moved to the USA in 1990 and become a Research Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He subsequently moved to the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he was a Laboratory Fellow. During this time there he took a 2 year assignment as founding director of the Idaho National Laboratory’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), before returning to PNNL. Most recently, in 2012, he joined Iowa State University as Director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) and as a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and a Professor Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Bond’s research has focused on the use of ultrasonics and fundamental physical acoustics mostly considering NDE to address measurements in harsh environments, including in-process for additive manufacturing, characterize materials for aging energy and defense systems. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the UK’s Institute of Physics and a past-Director IEEE Region 6. He has been author or co-author on more than 350 publications. He holds 10 patents. He was co-author on the 3rd edition of the standard text “Ultrasonics,” – Ensminger and Bond, published in September 2011 . With Aquil Ahmad he is co-editor of the new edition of the ASM Handbook, Vol 17 Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials, to be published in mid-2018. He has supervised 18 successful PhD students and his current research group includes 9 graduate students, and a post-doc.