Prof.Dr. Vladimir V. Vavilov

Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia


Prof.Dr. Vladimir P. Vavilov is a Head of Thermal NDT Laboratory and Full professor at Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia. Vladimir is a member of European Working Group on Quantitative Infrared Thermography (QIRT) and associate editor of 4 national and 2 international scientific journals. He has worked for years with scientists and researchers from many countries fostering international cooperation in the development of IR thermography and thermal NDT. He published 18 books and over 400 scientific papers on the topic of IR thermographic NDT and conducted training courses in Colombia, Cameroon, China, India, Malaysia, Finland, Uzbekistan. In 2008, he served as a chairman of Thermosense-XXX conference. Vavilov has received many awards, including Russian Government Award in Science, National Award of Russian NDT Society and others.


The last decade of IR thermographic NDT research at Tomsk Polytechnic University: from software to hardware

The first studies in the field of IR thermographic NDT at Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia, can be traced back to the 1970s. During the past years, the emphasis in the research has been shifted from the mostly theoretical and methodological aspects of this inspection technique toward development of specialized thermal NDT equipment to be used in the aviation and aerospace industries. A short review of the current research is presented in this keynote.