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Curriculum vitae of seven European​ scholars invited to attend FENDT 2017

Curriculum vitae of seven European scholars invited to attend FENDT 2017

1. Uwe Zscherpel



Division „NDT – Radiological Methods”



BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin



Short CV and description of current research, activities within your scientific community, honours, achievements, etc.:

Uwe Zscherpel received his PhD from theUniversityofLeipzigon Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy of Zeolites. In 1992 he changed to non-destructive testing and since 1996 he is head of the working group “Digital Radiology and Image Analysis” at BAM Berlin. His area of expertise is digital image processing in industrial radiology, including NDT film digitization, digital image analysis, pattern recognition and digital reference catalogues for weldings and castings. Additional working fields are the development of  standards for all types of radiographic image detectors like NDT film systems, imaging plates and digital detector arrays for industrial applications at DIN, CEN, ISO/IEC and ASTM.

He is married and has two daughters.

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2. Gerd Dobmann

Expert in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and
Nuclear Energy Safety and Reliability byNDT-Use
Personal information:
Born:    October 3, 1946 in Saarbrücken, Germany
Nationality:  German Family
Family Status: married
Education, Qualification:
Thesis, University of Saarland 25.02.1974 Thesis in applied physics and electrical engineering, theoretical electrodynamics: 'The calculation of the electromagnetic field of a vertical electric dipole on a periodic rough earth surface', awarded with the grade 'excellent'.

1974 Research scientist at the Fraunhofer Society, Institute for Non-destructive Testing (IZFP) in co-operation with the Chair Theoretical Electromagnetics, University of the Saarland, Germany.

1975 PhD-Thesis begin 'Theoretical-numerical and experimental investigations to the application of the electrical direct current potential drop techniques in NDT'; Finite Differences and FEM

1976 Head of a scientific working group 'Electrical, Magnetic and Thermal Techniques in NDT'

1978 - 1995 Head of department 'Electromagnetic Techniques in NDE' 

16.02.1979 PhD-thesis    end Ph.D. in applied physics with the grade 'magna cum laude', i.e. 'excellent', University of Saarland

1976-1996      Researcher in the field of the nuclear safety research program of the German Ministry for ‘Nuclear Safety and Nature Protection’, divers programs of the ministry of Research and Development, Education and Science and the National Science Foundation (DFG)

1990-2010      Deputy Director of the Institute

1998-2010      Division Director ‘Scientific Projects’, Strategic Institute Development

2010-2011      Division Director ‘NDT-Development for Lifetime Management’

31.10.2011     Retirement - since then Senior Scientific Consultant of Fraunhofer IZFP up to October 31, 2013

01.11.2013 up to now Free-Lancer as Scientific Consultant in cooperation with the Chair of NDT and Quality Assurance of the Saar University (LZFPQ

SeniorResearcher & projects with the EC Commission:
Project manager resp. Coordinator in theGerman Nuclear Safety Research Program to innovate non-destructive-testingtechniques for detection, classification and sizing of material inhomogeneities(defects) as well as for material characterization;

Characterization of ageing phenomena asthermal ageing, creep, fatigue (low cycle and high cycle fatigue),superposition of LCF and thermal ageing,

European Commission projects, initiatedby JRC, Institute for Advanced Materials, Luxembourg, EuropeanCommission 1999

First BRITE EURAM Projects, expert withthe Director of IZFP, Prof. Paul Höller: Industrial Manufacturing Technologyand Advanced Materials, 1989

Non-destructive-diagnostic for materialdegradation: EC Commission, JRC, Institute for Advanced Materials. Luxembourg,European Commission 1999

1999-2011 Member of the committee “Pressurized components and materials” of the German Nuclear Safety Commission

Member of the advisory committee of the German Ministry of Economy and Technology in the Nuclear Safety Research Program 
Member of the German NDT Society
Member of the ASTM, ASM, BINDT
Fellow of the Indian NDT Society
Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, IET
German delegate in the International Institute of Welding (IIW) up to 2011 
Chairman Commission V of IIW 1999-2008

Chairman Sub-commission VE, electric, magnetic and thermal inspection of welds in IIW up to 2011

Subject editor of the Journal NDT&E International of Elsevier Publishing

Dr.-Ing. E.h. by the school of electrical engineering of the University Kassel, Germany in 2005

Prof. Ing. E.h. of the Polytechnic Silesian University, Gliwice/Katowice, Poland in 2011

Roy Sharpe Award 2011 by the BINDT in 2012

Fraunhofer Medal 2012
More than 300 in Non-Destructive Testing, nuclear safety
Germany-, Europe-, USA-, and Nippon-Patents



3. Joerg_Beckmann

born 1959, studied physics at the Technical University Leuna Merseburg. He earned the Ph.D. at the University of Dresden with theses on thermo-reversible gelation. He accepted postdoc positions at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University of Mainz Germany and at the National Institute of Standards at Gaithersburg in United States. At this time he was working on materials research on triblock polymers and physical ageing. Later on he joined the Federal Institute of Material Research and Testing in Berlin and applied in 2005 for a position of scientific assistant at the Division of Radiological Methods. He has been working on different programs and is responsible for managing research projects related to Industrial Digital Radiology, Computed Radiography and Materials Testing. He is now pursuing his interests in the application of electromagnetic microwaves and THz-Time Domain Spectroscopy for security applications and non-destructive material testing of polymers and high performance materials like composites and ceramics.



4. Ernst Niederleithinger


Curriculum Vitae

born 1963-08-21 in Berlin

two children, born 1991 and 1993

1981 A-levels (“Abitur”) at Goethe-Gymnasium (humanistic secondary school) in Berlin

1982 – 1990 studying geophysics at Technical University of Berlin

1984, 1988 student assistant, desert research trips to Egypt and Sudan

1985 internship at Preussag AG (hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation) 1985 – 1987 student tutor

1988 – 1990 student assistant at Büro für Geophysik Lorenz

diploma thesis on 2D resistivity modelling, in cooperation with LIAG (Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics, Hanover)

diploma „with distinction“

1990 – 2001 employed at Büro für Geophysik Lorenz (environmental and engineering geophysics) numerous projects concerning the new government quarter in Berlin introduction of new devices and techniques, software development focus in 2D resistivity, but also magnetics, EM, GPR

1996-1997 research project on 2D-SIP modelling

continuous publishing at conferences (DGG, SAGEEP)

as deputy manager also involved in acquisition and organisation

since 2001 at BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

division 8.2 „Non-Destructive Damage Analysis and Environmental Measurement Methods“

(R+D on non-destructive testing in civil engineering), deputy of division head.

introduction of new measurement methods, e. g. SIP, pile integrity testing, coda wave interferometry, seismic imaging (RTM)

set up and leading a new working group („methods from geophysics, geotechnics and spectroscopy”, 8-10 persons)

acquisition and management of five EC funded and several national projects

design and set up of the test and validation centre for non-destructive testing in civil engineering at the BAM-TTS in Horstwalde 

2008 – 2010 ph. D. student at the University of Potsdam (parallel to job)

ph. d. thesis on „Optimisation and extension of the parallel seismic method to determine the length of foundation piles “ (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tronicke)

17. 9. 2010 ph. d. („Promotion zum Dr. rer nat.“) degree „magna cum laude“.

2013 (7 months) Visiting Research Professor, Colorado School of Mines

Adaption of seismic methods (imaging, monitoring) to NDT (cooperation with Prof. Roel Snieder, Prof. Paul Sava)

Ultrasonic scale experiment to validate a time reversal localization methods (Prof. Roel Snieder)

Quality assurance of jet grouting columns (Prof. Mike Mooney) Teaching

May 2014 Visiting Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Teaching NDT in civil engineering Supervision of a ph. d. student

November/December 2016 Visiting Researcher, University of Technology, Sydney

Research on Deconvolution Seminars and Workshop

Recent publications at

Research interests

non-destructive testing in civil engineering and engineering geophysics in general ultrasonics, coda wave interferometry, acoustic emission, migration/ imaging

foundation/pile testing, acoustic/seismic methods, e. g. parallel seismic resistivity, spectral induced polarisation, GPR

signal processing, statistics and inversion methods, data fusion

Important Research Projects

2003-2006 TAILSAFE (EU FP5): stability of tailings facilities 2003-2006 RUFUS (EU FP5): re-use of foundations

2004-2007 Sustainable Bridges (EU FP6): improvement of railway bridges

2005-2008 DEISTRUKT (BMBF): geophysical investigation of river embankments 2010-2012 Validation of dynamic pile testing techniques (BAW)

2011-2013 DiWaQ (EUREKA-ZIM): QA of diaphragm walls

2010-2013 MIIC (BMBF Geotechnologien) interferometric tomography 2013-2015 Jetseis (ZIM): QA of jet grouting columns

2013-2016 PileInspect (EU FP7 ): Improvement of integrity testing by use oda vibrator 2014-2016 REFUND (BBSR): Re-use of foundations

2016-2019 Infrastar (EU H2020, ITN): Fatigue in concrete



since 2007 initiator and member of the DGG working group „Induced Polarisation“

(spokesman 2007-2009)

since 2009 member of DGZfP committee on NDT in civil engineering, spokesman of the sub-committee „site characterisation“

since 2009 member of DGGT sub-committee „dynamic pile testing“. 

Standards, Recommendations

DGZfP B7 “Radar” (GPR, co-author), DGZfP B8 “Seismische Baugrunderkundung” (seismic site characterisation, leader)

DGGT EA Pfähle (recommendations on piling, co-author)

REFUND handbook (recommendations for foundation re-use, in German)


German: mother language

English: fluently (including teaching, publications and presentations)

Ancient Latin and Greek: buried


BAM: supervisor of students on all levels, several internal courses/lectures.

TU Berlin: “Non-Destructive Building Analysis“, WS 2009/10 (with colleagues) , to becontinued in 2014

U Potsdam: supervision of students practical work (SS 2009)

RWTH Aachen, since 2011: “Engineering Geophysics”.

RWTH Aachen, since 2015: “Petrophysics

HTW Berlin 2012-2015: “Environmental Physics”

Various national and international seminars and training courses

Conferences, Workshops

Co-chair NDT-CE 2015 (280 international participants)

Chair DGG Workshop “Geophysikalische Methoden im Bauwesen” 2016 Contributor and session organizer at lots of other events

Beyond profession




member and annual accounts auditor in two charity organisations



5. Gerd-Rüdiger Jaenisch

He was born in 1963, graduated from the Technical University of Dresden and obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the same university in 1992. In 2001. Dr. Jaenisch finished his Habilitation in Materials Sciences and was appointed as private lecturer at Technical University of Dresden. Additionally, he gave lectures at various universities in Germany, the USA, and Russia. He became a member of the scientific staff of Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und

–prüfung BAM in 1992 being involved in reliability assessment of NDT techniques. In 1993 he was appointed Project Manager for Scientific and Technical Co-operation with Institutes in the Eastern European Countries at BAM. Since 1995 he has been working on the development of simulation capabilities in radiology as well as on the design of modern reconstruction techniques. He was the Head of Working Group “Modeling and Reconstruction in Radiology” within BAM. In the moment he is working on direct and inverse problems in radiation techniques including scatter imaging. Dr. Jaenisch has presented more than 200 scientific papers and is a member of the German Physical Society (DPG), the German Society for NDT (DGZfP), and the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT). In 1999 he was awarded the Berthold Prize by DGZfP for his work on computer simulation of radiological testing methods, the Roy Sharpe Prize and the Halmshaw Award of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) in

2000 and in 2006, respectively. He supervised 2 master thesis and 8 PhD thesis.



6. Philipp_Mörchel

Personal Information

Date of Birth:     April 09, 1976

Place of Birth:    Erlenbach a. Main, Germany

Nationality: German

Languages:  German (native), English (fluent), French (advanced)


Graduate Education  09/2003 - 09/2010      University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

PhD-Thesis: “Functional NMR Tomography of the Tumor”

Undergraduate Education       10/1997 - 06/2003      University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Diploma-Thesis: “Quantitative 3D in vivo motion mapping of murine myocardium with phase contrast MRI at 17.6 Tesla”

Research and Work Experience

Fraunhofer Institute for   01/2016 - present Magnetic Resonance / Materials Science and Technology

Integrated Circuits IIS (MRB Würzburg)

MRB Research Center     09/2010 – 01/2016     Head of Materials Science and Technology


Prof. Peter Jakob      09/2003 - 09/2010      Graduate Studies, Topic:  Impact of Hypoxia and the

Dept. of Experimental Physics       Metabolic Microenvironment for Radiotherapy of Solid Tumors

University of Würzburg

ZAE Bayern

03/2000 - 05/2000

Internship, Topic: Solar Technology, Development of a Solar

Applied Energy Research


Simulator and Automation of a Sunbeam Management Louver



(Various Companies)



12/2000 - present



Self-Employed Programmer of Measure- and Analysis-Software

Daimler Benz AG

08/1997 - 10/1997

Research internship, Topic: 3D Image Acquisition and Processing





7. Bernhard Redmer

Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Redmer studied scientific instruments in Warsaw and in Jena. He obtained the engineering degree and diploma of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in 1985 and graduated as industrial engineer at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin-Karlshorst in 1999. After his activity as an application engineer for opto-sensoric measuring technology he was scientific assistant in the laboratory “Radiography Techniques” and project manager of the project “Tomosynthesis - applications in industry and civil engineering” at BAM. B. Redmer was involved in the TomoCAR development project as project manager and later as head of an inspection team. From 2005 to 2012 he managed the working group “Radiation technique and Radiation protection”. In 2012 Mr. Redmer was appointed as responsible expert for Radiation Protection of the BAM. He is delegate at several standard committees of DIN and ISO. The working areas are NDT by X- and Gamma-rays, applications of digital detectors arrays, tomosynthesis/ laminography and radiation protection. B. Redmer received the Technology Award of the city of Hamburg (1991) as a member of the working group “Digital Signal Processing” and the Berthold award of DGZfP (2005).