Keynote Speakers

Mr Giuseppe Nardoni
I&T Nardoni Institute, Italy

Eletrotechnical engineer with advanced study in Physics and Mathematics.

From 1960 to 1988, Head of Research Center of Materials and Non Destructive Testing of ATB-Brescia, leader manufacturer of pressure vessels for petrochemical and nuclear applications.

Advanced study in high energy radiation in Palo Alto, USA and Germany.

From 1989 President of I & T Nardoni Institute, a Company devoted to research, education and NDT services.

Founder of AIPnD (Italian society for NDT) in 1979 and of the European Council in 1983.

Past president of AIPnD, EFND and ICNDT.

President of Academia NDT International.

From 1969 to 2011 author of 48 publications presented to national and international conferences.

Mr Boo Chin-Tuan
Keppel Shipyard, Singapore

Chin-Tuan joined the Offshore & Marine industry in 2012 with Keppel Shipyard. He first started the Operations Excellence for Keppel Shipyard and has moved on to assume a wider role covering Quality Assurance, Procurement and Logistics for Keppel Shipyard.

He was also tasked to manage Talent Management before relinquishing the portfolio back to HR after the set-up. He is currently pre-occupied working with both internal and external stakeholders on the journey towards Industry 4.0. Prior to joining the Offshore & Marine industry, Chin-Tuan was serving in the public sector covering a range of functions from planning, training, operations and logistics. He is a keen sportsman in his spare time.


Prof Xu Chunguang
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Prof Chunguang Xu, born in May 1964, is a professor and doctoral supervisor of Beijing institute of technology.

Member of China Electronics Association, Vice chairman of China Society of Non-destructive Testing, Vice chairman of Testing acoustics branch of the acoustical society of China, Vice chairman of electronic machinery branch of Chinese Institute of Electronics, Director of Chinese Society for Measurement, Visiting professor of Chinese Academy of Engineering physics, etc.

Vice President of the 20th World Congress on Non-destructive Testing (WCNDT), Member of the World Federation of Non-Destructive Assessment (WFNDEC), Executive Chairman of the Far East Forum on New Technologies for Non-destructive Testing (IEEE-FENDT), Part-time Professor of the National Busan University of Korea, Part-time Researcher of Tokyo University of Technology, etc.

Long-term engaged in ultrasonic non-destructive testing and control theory and technology research, presided over the completion of a number of national scientific research projects, including: major national science and technology engineering projects, the Key Project of Natural Science Foundation of China, the Key projects of International Scientific and Technological Cooperation, and received great awards due to his outstanding contributions. Presided over the formulation of a number of national standards and industry enterprise standards, such as "Test method for measuring residual stress using ultrasonic critical refracted", "Test methods for scanning ultrasonic microscopy" and "Test method for robotic ultrasonic testing". He has been awarded more than 30 international and national patents for invention, and published five books including ultrasonic theory of nondestructive testing (science press) and ultrasonic phased array theory (translation), and published 230 academic papers.