invited review articles in the field of nondestructive evaluation, more 90 articles in archival journals, and more 323 papers in edited conference proceedings. He has been awarded 24 U.S. patents and currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation. Dr. Thompson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

John Venables received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Warwick, England, and, until his retirement he served as associate director and chief scientist at Martin Marietta Laboratories in Baltimore, Maryland. He has served on numerous study committees of the National Research Council and was a member of the Board on Army Science and Technology. He is a co-author of an entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica, “Materials Science,” and is currently a consultant for DARPA/Defense Sciences Office through Strategic Analysis, Inc.

Reza Zoughi received his B.S.E.E, M.S.E.E, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas. Currently he is the Schlumberger Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Missouri Institute of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla [UMR]). Prior to joining UMR Dr. Zoughi was with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Colorado State University (CSU), where he was a professor. He also established UMR’s Applied Microwave Nondestructive Testing Laboratory (amntl). His current areas of research include developing new nondestructive techniques (NDT) for microwave and millimeter-wave inspection and testing of materials, developing new electromagnetic probes to measure characteristic properties of material at microwave frequencies, and developing embedded modulated scattering techniques for NDT purposes, in particular, for complex composite structures. Dr. Zoughi held the position of Business Challenge Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering while at CSU. He has more than 290 journal publications, conference presentations and proceedings, technical reports, and overview articles in the fields of radar remote sensing and microwave nondestructive evaluation. He is also the author of a graduate textbook entitled Microwave Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Principles (Kluwer, 2000), and the co-author with A. Bahr and N. Qaddoumi of a chapter on microwave techniques in an undergraduate introductory textbook entitled Nondestructive Evaluation: Theory, Techniques, and Applications, edited by P.J. Shull (Marcel and Dekker, 2002). Dr. Zoughi received the College of Engineering Abell Faculty Teaching Award in 1995. He is the 1996 recipient of the Colorado State Board of Agriculture’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and was recognized as an honored researcher for 7 years by the Colorado State University Research Foundation. He has six patents, all in the field of microwave nondestructive testing and evaluation, and has given numerous invited talks on the subject of microwave nondestructive testing and evaluation. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of Sigma Xi, Eta Kappa Nu, and the American Society for Nondestructive Testing.

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