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Frank Schubert

Dr.-Ing. Frank Schubert
Group manager “Ultrasonic Sensors and Methods” and vice department head “Testing and Analysis Systems” at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) Dresden

Frank Schubert holds a diploma in physics and obtained his »Dr.-Ing.« (PhD) degree from Dresden University of Technology (Germany), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, in 1999 for his work on ultrasonic testing in civil engineering. Since then, he worked as research associate, project leader, group leader and department head, first at Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing (IZFP, Dresden branch) and since 2013 at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS). He received the Schiebold Award and the Berthold Award of the German Society for Nondestructive Testing (DGZfP) for his outstanding research on ultrasonic wave propagation and acoustic emission. He is currently member of the subcommittees “Ultrasonic Phased Array Testing”, “Ultrasonic Modeling and Imaging” and “Air-Coupled Ultrasonic Testing” within the technical committee Ultrasonic Methods of DGZfP. Moreover, he is leader of the Dresden working party of DGZfP. Dr. Schubert is now a senior researcher, group leader and vice department head at Fraunhofer IKTS. His main focus is on numerical modeling of ultrasonic wave propagation and scattering, development of inverse techniques, in particular tomographic imaging techniques, signal processing, design and development of ultrasonic transducers, high-frequency applications, especially phased-array and scanning acoustic microscopy as well as acoustic emission, guided waves, non-contact ultrasonics and modal analysis. He is an active reviewer for many renowned technical journals, e.g. the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, the Journal of Computational Acoustics, Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation and Ultrasonics, to name only a few. Since 1994 he authored more than 170 technical and scientific publications and gave more than 220 presentations at national and international conferences, symposia, and workshops.


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