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A Non-Destructive Approach


The American University in Dubai (AUD) is conducting a series of workshops on advanced nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques for evaluation of natural and manufactured materials. The first workshop was organized in collaboration with Germann Instruments, a leading Denmark-based company in the field of test systems for NDT on-site investigation of concrete. For over half a century, the company has been developing, manufacturing and marketing its groundbreaking and innovative product line worldwide through offices in Denmark, the United States, Luxembourg and distributors in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The event was intended to assist with acadmic-industry-practice technology transfer in modern and advanced nondestructive test methods. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Nicholas J. Carino, Former Consultant with NIST, USA; Dr. Claus G. Petersen, President of Germann Instruments A/S, Denmark; Professor Andrzej Moczko from Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland; and Dr. Mohamad Nagi, Director of ISAC, AUD, UAE.


In addition to the presentations, the operations of various instruments were demonstrated through hands-on exercises. The workshop aimed at giving participants first-hand experience to implement modern testing methods in the evaluation of materials. Director of ISAC at AUD, Dr. Mohammad Nagi, added that AUD “is proud to hold such a unique workshop in Dubai.  The workshop brought to the region state-of-the-art nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques and we appreciate the support of Germann Instruments in organizing such event.”  He added that AUD personnel have extensive expertise in NDT technologies, and are working on provide technical support and technology transfer to engineering companies who are involved in such testing.

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