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Gerd Dobmann
Category: Academic Committee  Publish Time: 2014-01-07 14:41 

Gerd Dobmann
Fraunhofer Society for IZFP, Dresden, Germany.

Dr. Gerd Dobmann

Expert in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and

Nuclear Energy Safety and Reliability by NDT-Use

 

 

Office Address:

 

 

Chair for NDT and Quality Assurance, Saar-University, LZFPQ

Campus Dudweiler

Am Markt Zeile 4

66125 Saarbrücken/Germany

(49) 6897 74634 phone

(49) 151 11 87 78 46 (mobile)

(49) 3222 688 7799, fax

gerd.dobmann@t-online.de

Private Adress

 

 

Scheidter Str. 23A

66125 Saarbrücken

Personal Information:

 

Born:

October 3, 1946 in Saarbrücken, Germany

Nationality:

German

Family Status:

married

Education, Qualification:

 

Thesis, University of Saarland 25.02.1974

Thesis in applied physics and electrical engineering, theoretical electrodynamics: 'The calculation of the electromagnetic field of a vertical electric dipole on a periodic rough earth surface', awarded with the grade 'excellent'.

 

1974

Research scientist at the Fraunhofer Society, Institute for Non-destructive Testing (IZFP) in co-operation with the Chair Theoretical Electromagnetics, University of the Saarland, Germany.

 

1975 PhD-Thesis begin

'Theoretical-numerical and experimental investigations to the application of the electrical direct current potential drop techniques in NDT'; Finite Differences and FEM

 

1976

Head of a scientific working group 'Electrical, Magnetic and Thermal Techniques in NDT'

 

1978 - 1995

Head of department 'Electromagnetic Techniques in NDE'

 

16.02.1979 PhD-thesis end

 

 

1976-1996

 

 

 

 

 

1990-2010

 

1998-2010

 

 

2010-2011

 

 

31.10.2011

 

01.11.2013 up to now

Ph.D. in applied physics with the grade 'magna cum laude', i.e. 'excellent', University of Saarland

 

Researcher in the field of the nuclear safety research program of the German Ministry for ‘Nuclear Safety and Nature Protection’, divers programs of the ministry of Research and Development, Education and Science and the National Science Foundation (DFG)

 

Deputy Director of the Institute

 

Division Director ‘Scientific Projects’, Strategic Institute Development

 

Division Director ‘NDT-Development for Lifetime Management’

 

Retirement - since then Senior Scientific Consultant of Fraunhofer IZFP up to October 31, 2013

 

 

Free-Lancer as Scientific Consultant in cooperation with the Chair of NDT and Quality Assurance of the Saar University (LZFPQ

Senior Researcher & projects with the EC Commission:

 

 

 

1980-2011

Project manager resp. Coordinator in the German Nuclear Safety Research Program to innovate non-destructive-testing techniques for detection, classification and sizing of material inhomogeneities (defects) as well as for material characterization;

 

Characterization of ageing phenomena as thermal ageing, creep, fatigue (low cycle and high cycle fatigue), superposition of LCF and thermal ageing, neutron-embrittlement

 

European Commission projects, initiated by JRC, Institute for Advanced Materials, Luxembourg, European Commission 1999

First BRITE EURAM Projects, expert with the Director of IZFP, Prof. Paul Höller: Industrial Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials, 1989

 

Non-destructive-diagnostic for material degradation: EC Commission, JRC, Institute for Advanced Materials. Luxembourg, European Commission 1999

 

Memberships:

 

1999-2011

Member of the committee “Pressurized components and materials” of the German Nuclear Safety Commission

 

Member of the advisory committee of the German Ministry of Economy and Technology in the Nuclear Safety Research Program

 

 

Member of the German NDT Society

 

 

Member of the ASTM, ASM, BINDT

 

 

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

Honours:

 

Dr.-Ing. E.h. by the school of electrical engineering of the University Kassel, Germany in 2005

 

Prof. Ing. E.h. of the Polytechnic Silesian University, Gliwice/Katowice, Poland in 2011

 

Roy Sharpe Award 2011 by the BINDT in 2012

 

Fraunhofer Medal 2012

 

Publications:

 

 

More than 300 in Non-Destructive Testing, nuclear safety

Patents:

 

 

Germany-, Europe-, USA-, and Nippon-Patents