POWIS Innovation Scholar joins TWI in Wales to help develop Thermography

POWIS Innovation Scholar joins TWI in Wales to help develop Thermography

Pavan Addepalli joined TWI Training & Examination Services at TWI Technology Centre (Wales) in Port Talbot in April 2010. He is a research scholar pursuing his PhD with the University of Wales under the prestigious Prince Of Wales Innovation Scholarships (POWIS).

Pavan is one of the one hundred world-class graduates placed by POWIS in welsh companies for a period of three years. The world-class scholars undertake research and development on any aspect of the company's work - for Pavan it is Thermography.

The CSWIP Level 1 course in Thermographic Inspection recently launched is not only useful in NDT but also during plant inspection as it is a condition monitoring technique able to determine the working condition of electrical and mechanical systems, machines and components. The industries that would benefit from this training include

  • Power & Distribution Industries
  • Manufacturing; Aerospace, Automotive, Paper
  • Oil & Gas
  • Service Industry
  • Construction
  • Medicine

Pavan will be working on developing Infrared Thermography as an innovative non-contact technology to help develop condition monitoring as an engineering diagnostic tool and in the assessment of composite material condition under the supervision of Prof. Roderick Thomas.

Pavan graduated in Mechanical engineering in 2005 from Anna University, India. His expertise has been in the design and optimization of materials. His M.Phil in Materials engineering at Swansea University dealt with characterization of advanced magnesium alloys used in automotive and aerospace industries at a microstructural level.

Pavan and Prof Roderick Thomas have been invited to an event at Prince Charles' residence in Llandovery, Wales on 2nd July which HRH The Prince of Wales will be attending.

For further information on Thermographic Inspection, please contact Customer Services on +44 (0) 1223 899500 or visit www.twitraining.com