Professor Cawley leads the Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) research group (www.imperial.ac.uk/nde). He is the lead academic in the EPSRC-industry funded UK Research Centre in NDE (RCNDE) that has its headquarters at Imperial (www.rcnde.ac.uk).
The driving motivation of Professor Cawley's work is to solve real industrial inspection problems, achieved by conducting thorough scientific research. His work spans fundamental scientific studies through to the transfer of technology to industry. He collaborates and consults with numerous industrial partners, and technology he has developed is now being exploited by two spin-out companies (Guided Ultrasonics Ltd (www.guided-ultrasonic.com) Permasense Ltd (www.permasense.com) and through two other licence agreements.