Special Lecture Meeting - Prague, Czech Republic, October 2014

ACADEMIA Special Lecture Meeting
8 October 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

alongside 11th European Conference on NDT

Welcome Greetings
President: Giuseppe Nardoni

Lectio Magistralis

The Academia held a very successful series of Special Scientific Meetings as part of the European Research Day held in Prague, Czech Republic in October 2014, alongside 11th European Conference on NDT (ECNDT).

Programme - Morning Session

09:00-09:05    Musical Interlude
09:05-09:10    Short talk about Vaclav Havel by Prof Zdenek Prevorovsky
09:10-09:20    ERD Opening by Giuseppe Nardoni
09:20-09:30    5 years of ACADEMIA by Prof. Vjera Krstelj
09:30-09:35    Musical Interlude
09:35-09:50    About Higgs Boson by Prof. Jiri Chyla
09:50-10:35    Lectio Magistralis: How my mind anticipated CERN Discovery by Professor Peter Higgs
10:35-10:40    Musical Interlude
10:40-11:00    COFFEE
11:00-11:15    Presentation of CERN
11:15-11:30    Presentation of European Research Projects
11:30-11:35    Musical Interlude
11:35-12:15    Plenary Lecture by Prof. Chua
12:15-12:30    Questions and discussion
12:30-13:00    Conclusions and closing

For a multimedia review of the ECNDT 2014, including the European Research Day, visit:

Joint ICNDT and NDT Academia Workshop on Importance of NDT Research 

ICNDT, through its Working Group on NDT Education and Research in conjunction with the NDT Academia, organised a Workshop during the ECNDT 2014 conference in Prague on Wednesday 8th October 2014.
The aim of the Workshop was to address a challenge from our distinguished Honorary Member Professor Baldev Raj who is President–elect of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS). 
We are seeking to demonstrate the importance of NDT in the 21st century and to identify critical research needs. O
The Workshop consisted of a series of invited presentations by eminent people from around the international NDT scene followed by a discussion session and agreement of actions. It will be co-chaired by co-chaired by Dr Mike Farley Chairman of ICNDT, Giuseppe Nardoni President of NDT Academia, and Dr Manfred Johannes, Chair of ICNDT Working Group 2.


14:00-14:10    Opening of Afternoon joint ICNDT/NDT Academia Workshop, Mike Farley (Chairman, ICNDT)
14:10-14:30    A Landscape for the future of NDT in the UK economy’, Prof Tony Dunhill (Rolls-Royce plc and President BINDT)
14:30-14:50    NDE of lightweight components, Dr Marc Kreutzbrucke (BAM, Chair IIW Commission V)
14.50-15.10    An overview from Germany, Prof Tony Erhard (Vicepresident DGZfP)
15.10-15.30    Status and Prospect of Nuclear Energy Industry in Korea, Prof Joon Hyun Lee (President  KSNT)
15:40-16:00    Coffee
16:00-16:20    NDT for French Nuclear Industry: Needs and Trends for the future, Etienne Martin (EDF)
16:20-16:40    A view from USA academic – aerospace, Stephen D. Holland and Leonard Bond, Center for NDE, Iowa State University
16:40-17:00    View from industry – ASNT perspective, Roger Englebart (Boeing and President ASNT)
17:00-17:20    Global View of NDT in Power Generation, Robert Shannon or Dr. Claudio Laloni, Siemens Energy
17:20-17:40    TBA    
17:40-18:00    Discussion and actions