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.


Short Course in Infrared Thermography: Part B

Thermal stimulation in active Thermal NDT:

  • pulse thermography, step heating (long pulse);
  • lockin thermography;
  • vibrothermography et al.
Experimental techniques:
  1. IR detectors;
  2. experimental set-ups
Data processing & applications