The 14th International Workshop on Electromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation (ENDE) was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dayton, Ohio, USA from 21 July through 23 July 2009. The last time the workshop was held in the USA, was in East LansingMichigan in 2004. The Ende activities in the Dayton area reflect the local interest in aerospace sustainment.
Eighty participants officially registered from the United States, Japan, Korea, France, Italy, Romania, Greece, Poland, India, and Germany. There were 59 oral and poster presentations made at the workshop. 39 papers were submitted for publication, and 37 peer reviewed papers have been accepted and appear in these proceedings.
The effort put forth by many individuals was essential to the success of the workshop. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the help I received from the co-editors of these proceedings, Dr. Mark Blodgett (AFRL), Dr. Buzz Wincheski (NASA), and Dr. Nicola Bowler (ISU). I also wish to thank the session organizers and chairs: Mr. Juan Calzada, Dr. Buzz Wincheski, Dr. Nicola Bowler, Dr. Michael Havrilla, Dr. Mark Blodgett, Dr. Marcus Johnson, Dr. Fumio Kojima, Dr. Toshiyuki Takagi, Dr. John Aldrin, Dr. Eric Lindgren, Mr. Gary Steffes, Mr. Charles Buynak, Dr. Lalita Udpa, and Dr. Antonello Tamburrino.
Others who deserve acknowledgement include: Ms. Cathy Griffith and Ms. Nancy Johnson from General Dynamics Information Technology for their fantastic organizing efforts, and the NDE division and branch chiefs, Dr. Chuck Ward and Ms. Monica Poelking for their guidance. Special thanks to Dr. Neil Goldfine and Dr. Yanko Sheiretov for the excellent keynote presentation and Dr. Ronald Kerans for the dinner talk on the “Innovations in the Advent of Powered Flight and the Wright Approach to Program Management”. I am indebted to the students at the AFRL NDE branch Mr. Ryan Mooers, Ms. Brooke Johnson, and Mr. Matt Cherry for their technical help during the conference. Last but not least, I wish to thank the attendees, for their presentations and manuscripts, and the reviewers, for their time and energy which was necessary to produce a high quality volume of work.
Mr. Jeremy Knopp