Prof.Dr. Xavier Maldague

University Laval, Quebec City, Canada


Prof.Dr. Xavier P. V. Maldague received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada, in 1982, 1984, and 1989, respectively. He has been a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering, Université Laval, since 1989, where he was the Head of the Department, from 2003 to 2008 and 2018. He has trained over 50 graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) and has more than 300 publications. His research interests include infrared thermography, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques, and vision/digital systems for industrial inspection. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Society of Nondestructive Testing. He is also a fellow of the IEEE, the Canadian Engineering Institute, the American Society of Nondestructive Testing, and the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation, Germany. He holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Infrared Vision. He has been the Chair of the Quantitative Infrared Thermography (QIRT) Council, since 2004.


Thermographic Drone NDT: Concepts, Case Studies

Nowadays, drones are everywhere and help in different critical inspection tasks. In this talk, we will review the basic concepts of drone inspection , especially using infrared NDT. Both passive and active approaches will be discussed with pros and cons. The presentation will also include examples of applications of the concepts introduced.