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Chairman’s Message – January 2017

Our November meeting was at the Springfield Grille in Mars, PA. Our speaker was Brad Bornstein of Olympus. Thanks to Brad for his interesting and informative presentation and for his continued contribution to our group. Brad emphasized the many uses of ultrasonic technology to measure thickness on metal and non-metallic parts.   We did not have a meeting in December. Hope everyone’s holidays were enjoyable.Our next meeting is Thursday, January 19th. We are once again meeting at the Cornerstone at Tonidale, 7001 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, PA (412-787-1125). The meeting will start at 6:00PM preceded by a social at 5:30PM.   Our speaker will be Dr. Yicheng ”Peter” Pan. Dr. Pan is our new ASNT Regional Director and the manager of advanced technologies at Emerson. He has served on a variety of positions with ASNT over the years and is now serving on the Board of Directors. His present research main focuses are developing intelligent wireless sensors for Pervasive Sensing and NDE inspection of composite structure and material (thermography, ultrasonic, and computed tomography). Dr. Pan invented an intelligent non-destructive measurement and evaluation system for composite structures and material, particularly in CFRP composite and carbon-carbon composite brakes by using thermography, ultrasonic, x-ray, eddy current, and computed tomography methods.   Dr. Pan’s topic is IIot(Industrial internet of things) and wireless networks for NDT. Please make every effort to attend this meeting. Please call or e-mail Gary Young to inform him of your intention to attend this meeting.      Best regards,   John Markanich ASNT Pittsburgh Chairman