Dr. Yicheng ”Peter” Pan, American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) council director by the Research Council, is the manager of advanced technologies at Emerson. Dr. Pan is taking the responsibility to lead a new product development team developing intelligent sensor, measurement, and evaluation systems for in manufacturing, and in service inspection, such as, Wireless Power Meter, Air Flow Sensor, Water Flow Sensor, Wireless Temperature/Humidity Sensor, and Mobile Corrosion Sensor.
Dr. Pan has contributed to ASNT in numerous ways for many years. Currently, he is serving as Regional Director of ASNT Region 11 (Central Ohio, Cleveland, Detroit, Kentucky, Miami Valley, and Pittsburgh), Secretary for the ASNT Research Council, Division Chair for Section Operations Council, and section chair of Central Ohio section. In addition, he has been responsible for energizing the next generation of college students and NDT professionals in the profession of Nondestructive Testing (NDT). For the past few years, he helped several young NDT students who participated in Fall and Spring conferences. Dr. Pan has trained in multidisciplinary research for 13 years focusing on Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) with an emphasis on NDE systems design. His present research main focuses are developing intelligent wireless sensors for Pervasive Sensing and NDE inspection of composite structure and material.
Dr. Pan invented an intelligent non-destructive measurement and evaluation system for composite structures and material, particularly in Carbon Fiber Reinforce Plastic (CFRP) composite and carbon-carbon composite brakes by using Thermography, Ultrasonic, x-ray, eddy current, and computed tomography methods. Damage mechanisms in composites materials and ways of nondestructively evaluating these damages are key areas of interest. The research involves laboratory testing, theoretical modeling, and numerical simulation in developing new methods to characterize the degradation processes at an early stage of composites. In academic achievements, he has over fifty peer-reviewed journal publications and conference proceedings.
Dr. Pan received the B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C. in 2001, the M.S. degree in Aeronautics Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University Taiwan, R.O.C. in 2003, and MBA degree with an emphasis in new product development/marketing and Ph.D. degrees in engineering science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, in 2007 and 2010, respectively.