College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Professor Leonard Bond appointed Interim Director of the Institute for Physical Research and Technology

Leonard Bond recently became the Interim Director of the Institute for Physical Research and Technology  (IPRT), effective October 1.  Bond will continue his current position as the Director of the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) and Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.

Sharron Quisenberry said Bond’s prior experience at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, his academic credentials, and his international reputation in advanced diagnostics/NDE and prognostics make him an outstanding choice for the Institute.

Bond was a Research Professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder from 1997-1998, a Chief Scientist at the University of Denver Research Institute and Research Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Denver from 1994-1998.  He also served as a Lecturer and Reader in Ultrasonics at the University College London from 1979-1992.

Bond earned his Ph.D. in physics from The City University in London in 1978.

Bond is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The Institute for Physical Research and Technology (IPRT) established in 1987, is a group of scientific research centers at Iowa State University. IPRT’s principal mission is to focus both its fundamental and applied research strengths on the development of new technologies through interdisciplinary research in science and engineering. IPRT also provides company assistance to Iowa manufacturers and other firms and offers several educational programs.  IPRT provides a diverse technological base for the development of new instruments, materials and process technologies that lead to economic development. Institute researchers include scientists and engineers from a wide variety of physical science and engineering disciplines.