Prof. Xavier Maldague
PhD, Professor at Université laval (Canada)
Université laval is the oldest centre of higher education in Canada and it is ranked among the top 10 Canadian universities in terms of research funding. Xavier Maldague’s research interests are in infrared thermography, Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques and vision and digital systems for industrial inspection: he has set up a research group on infrared techniques for Non Destructive Evaluation with well known international reputation. Among other realizations, he pioneered in 1996 the Pulsed Phase Thermography technique which is known for its fine subsurface defect detection capabilities. Two books he wrote are now part of the body of knowledge of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) on infrared NDE. He is active in several (international) organizations working in infrared NDE.