Research Centre in Non Destructive Testing

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) promises young engineers some exciting opportunities for collaborative industry-university research. The Centre is sponsored by EPSRC and has students registered at Imperial College London, Strathclyde, Bristol, Nottingham and Warwick Universities. From 2015, the Centre will be extended to include the University of Manchester and will offer PhD as well as EngD courses.

This CDT has close links with the Research Centre in NDE and is administered from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London. The four-year EngD course combines advanced knowledge and professional development training modules with company-based research. The research may comprise a single project or a series of linked projects relating to advanced NDE technology. Projects are co-ordinated by the Centre, but supervised by any of the partner universities listed above.

Industrial partners in the EngD have included large companies such as Airbus, NNL, BAE Systems, BP, EDF, E-ON, Network Rail, RWE npower, Rolls-Royce, Amec, Shell, QinetiQ, Doosan Babcock and Renishaw. There are also a similar number of smaller companies involved. Successful candidates work closely with their chosen sponsor, normally carrying out the majority of their project work at that company.

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Inspection Engineering & Materials Science
Ultrasonics Engineering & Materials Science
Defects Engineering & Materials Science
Nuclear industry Engineering & Materials Science
Transducers Engineering & Materials Science
Nondestructive examination Engineering & Materials Science
Industrial robots Engineering & Materials Science
Finite element method Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 4 Conference contribution book
  • 3 Paper
  • 2 Proceeding
  • 2 Article
1 Citation (Scopus)

Piezoelectric microphone via a digital light processing 3D printing process

Tiller, B., Reid, A., Zhu, B., Guerreiro, J., Domingo-Roca, R., Jackson, J. C. & Windmill, J. F. C., 5 Mar 2019, In : Materials & Design. 165, 27 p., 107593.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3D printers

A novel visual pipework inspection system

Summan, R., Jackson, W., Dobie, G., MacLeod, C. N., Mineo, C., West, G., Offin, D., Bolton, G., Marshall, S. & Lille, A., 16 Jul 2017. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Nuclear industry
8 Citations (Scopus)

Capacitive imaging of impact damage in composite material

Morozov, M., Jackson, W. & Pierce, S. G., 10 Jan 2017, In : Composites Part B: Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imaging techniques
Capacitive sensors
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics

Activities 2014 2017

  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 2 Invited talk

“Pipe Organ” Air coupled Broad Bandwidth Transducer

Botong Zhu (Speaker)
9 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

“Pipe Organ” Air coupled Broad Bandwidth Transducer

Botong Zhu (Speaker)
8 Mar 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Rolls-Royce Engineering Doctorate Conference

Roy Hutton Brown (Organiser)
21 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference