September Section News

The North Texas Section held its kickoff general membership meeting of 2006-2007 on 21st September at Ernie’s Seafood in Ft. Worth. There were 15 members and guests in attendance to hear Dr. Marc Dubois speak of his development work in the field of nondestructive laser ultrasonic inspection. Dr Dubois’s previous position was with General Electric research center in New York State, where he led efforts on advanced technologies for the laser-ultrasonic inspection of composites for the aeronautic industry in collaboration with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. In 2005, he went to work directly with the LaserUT® team at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Ft Worth, Texas. Dr. Dubois contributed numerous technical papers and patents, mostly in the laser-ultrasonic field. The excellent presentation was met with numerous questions from the audience. There is a tour planned of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility in Ft. Worth for the October section meeting. The tour will allow section members and guests to get a demonstration of the LaserUT® systems inspecting complex composite geometries.
 
Dr. Marc Dubois (left) receiving speaker’s gift from North Texas Section Chair Charles Letteer