The driving motivation is to solve real problems in industrial inspection and monitoring, achieved by conducting thorough scientific research. We therefore cover the whole range of activity from fundamental scientific studies through to the transfer of technology to industry, and we have an outstanding international reputation throughout this spectrum of activities.

At the fundamental level we are well known for the development of ultrasound wave theory, experimental methods, and modelling techniques. At the applications level we collaborate with numerous industrial partners, and technology we have developed is now being exploited by three spin-out companies and through two other licence agreements.  Most of the research work is split between ultrasonic guided wave methods and those employing bulk waves.

We are also a lead member of the UK Research Centre in Non-Destructive Evaluation (RCNDE), which links university research groups and industrial NDE users, thereby creating a world-leading centre of excellence in NDE research.

NDE Group, May 2019


full list of of academics, post-doc, PhD and EngD researchers of the NDE Group and their contact details is available.

Intranet Site

Internal pages for NDT Group members can be found here.

Jobs and PhD Opportunities

There are often opportunities to join the NDE group. The Vacancies page provides more information.

Travelling to the NDE Group

The NDE Group is located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering on Imperial College's South Kensington campus. Please check the Travel Directions for more information.