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ME BARC Seminar Gary Georgeson (Boeing)
ME BARC Seminar Gary Georgeson (Boeing)
WhenTuesday, May 28, 2019, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Campus locationMechanical Engineering Building (MEB)
Campus room238
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
Target AudienceEngineering students, faculty and alumni

Current and Next Generation Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) for Manufacturing
Gary Georgeson Ph.D.

Senior Technical Fellow in Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE), Boeing

ABSTRACT: Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) plays an essential role in ensuring that the quality of a manufactured part that will be utilized for its structural features and performance capabilities. Whether the part is on an airplane or bridge deck or automobile, the confidence that the part will perform as designed under all relevant loading conditions is essential to the fabricator and the user.
This presentation will describe the current and emerging roles of NDE in U.S. manufacturing, with a focus on innovative technology and methods being developed for aerospace applications. Interesting examples of how NDE makes a difference will be given. The significant challenges and opportunities that NDE development faces today will also be described.

SPEAKER BIO: Gary Georgeson is the Senior Technical Fellow in Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) at Boeing, where he has worked since 1988 in Seattle, Washington. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Gary is the technical leader to Boeing NDE scientists, engineers and technicians, advancing methods for evaluating aerospace structures, particularly composites, during manufacturing and aircraft service. As Boeing’s most prolific inventor, he has developed or co-developed numerous NDE systems and methods (200+ patents). For example, Gary is the co-inventor of the Boeing X-ray Backscatter System, the Boeing Rotorblade Crawler and the Boeing ROVER Robot, which were each developed for automated inspections of various aerospace structure.
His work has supported numerous Boeing programs, and helped win contract R&D programs from the USAF, USN, NASA, TTCI, and the FAA. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, and a regular keynote speaker, having spoken about the importance of NDE in Spain, Singapore, Germany, Brazil, China and France, as well as the U.S..
On a personal note, he has been married to his wonderful wife Lori for 35 years, and has three adult children and a one year old granddaughter. He also holds a Masters in Theology, and is the pastor of a church he founded in 1990 that serves the poor in his community.

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