Fraunhofer Society for IZFP, Dresden, Germany
Dr. Gerd Dobmann Started with research activities in the Fraunhofer Society, Institute for Non-destructive Testing (IZFP) in co-operation with the University of the Saar region, Theoretical Electrodynamics and Application to Electromagnetic Techniques in NDT in 1974. And he was employed as the head of a scientific working group 'Electrical, Magnetic and Thermal Techniques in NDT' by the Fraunhofer Society in 1976. After that he was promoted to be the Head of the department 'Electromagnetic Techniques in NDE' in the IZFP in 1978. He got his Ph.D. in Applied Physics with the grade 'magna cum laude', i.e. 'excellent' in 1979.
He is Member of the Committee “Pressurized Components and Materials” of the German Nuclear Safety Commission up to 2011 , Member of the advisory committee of the German Ministry of Economy and Technology in the nuclear safety program up to 2010, Member of the German NDT Society, Member of the ASNT, ASTM, AIST, ASM Fellow of the Indian NDT Society, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, IET German Delegate in the International Institute of Welding (IIW) up to 2011, Chairman Commission V of IIW 1999-2008, Chairman Sub-commission VE, electric, magnetic and thermal inspection of welds in IIW up to 2011, Subject Editor of the Journal NDT&E International of Elsevier Publishing
Dr. Gerd Dobmann is honored:
Dr.-Ing. E.h. by the school of electrical engineering of the University Kassel in 2005;
Prof. Ing. E.h. of the polytechnical Selesian University, Glivice/Katovice in 2011
Roy Sharpe Award 2011 by the BINDT in 2012.