Fri, 13 September, 2019
TWI Technology Fellow, Professor Ian Cooper has been presented with the Anne Birt Award at the BINDT annual conference dinner in Telford.
The Anne Birt Award is given in recognition of a significant contribution to technology innovation, technology transfer or technology strategy in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT).
Ian was honoured with the award in recognition for his contribution to the advancement of automated and robotic inspection and advanced non-destructive examination.
As a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in NDT, Ian’s recent work has focused on advanced NDT methods and automated robotic inspection systems. While he specialises in the NDT of composites, Ian also leads the successful Intacom programme to develop rapid automated inspection systems for complex geometries for which he, along with his co-authors, was awarded the John Grimwade Medal for a paper on this work.
Ian is also a Vice-President and Fellow of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) and is Chair of the organisation’s NDT Technical Committee. In addition, he is active on a number of committees to guide the development, application, training and certification of NDT.
In 2016, Ian was made an Honorary Professor of Practice at the University of Wales, Trinity St David.