Collins named next director of Center for Nondestructive Evaluation

Peter Collins to replace Leonard Bond as CNDE director on May 16

Peter Collins will serve as the new director of Iowa State University College of Engineering’s Center of Nondestructive Evaluation starting on May 16.

“CNDE has worked become a true national asset. It is exciting to be part of that and to take on this new role,” said Collins, Al and Julie Renken Professor in Materials Science and Engineering. “I am eager to work with the current world-class CNDE leadership, faculty, staff and students — and to creating new opportunities for others to become involved in CNDE.”

Collins will replace Leonard Bond after Bond’s two consecutive three-year terms as CNDE director. Bond will return to a faculty appointment in Iowa State’s Department of Aerospace Engineering but will still be involved in helping the center transition to new leadership.

“We are looking forward to Pete taking the CNDE to the next level of excellence with help of faculty, staff and industry partners,” said Arun Somani, associate dean for research for the College of Engineering.

Collins has served as a faculty member in Iowa State’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering since 2015. He received a B.S. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a M.S. and Ph.D. in MSE from Ohio State University.

About the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation

Iowa State’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation is a national research leader in the development and application of inspection and sensing technologies. Over CNDE’s 30-year history, more than 100 companies have partnered on projects that help ensure the safe use of engineering systems ranging from offshore oil facilities, to bridges and roadways, to civilian and military aircraft.