Principal Investigator

Eric Madaras
NASA Langley Research Center
Co-investigators / Team Members: 
Dr. Matthew D Rogge, NASA LaRC
Dr. Mike Horne, National Institute of Aerospace

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, B.A. in Physics, 1972
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, M.A. in Physics, 1975
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Ph.D. in Physics, 1981

Eric Madaras works primarily in materials characterization and destructive measurement sciences, developing testing methodologies for composite materials. Dr. Madaras has worked on numerous projects dealing with research and development for composite Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) testing and for the NDE of the space shuttle. Other areas of research include medical physics and laser ultrasonics.

He has further experience as:
-Principal Investigator for Leak Location System Development for ISS 2007-present
-Lead Investigator for Acoustic Emission (AE) in Shuttle COPV Failure Study: 2007-2009
-Lead Investigator for AE Detection of Impact Damage on Shuttle Leading Edge: 2003-2005
-Lead Investigator for High Speed Research Durability Program, NDE Effort
-Principal Investigator for Composite Wing, NDE Effort

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