College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

New Applied Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation Course – TSM 449X/549X

David Eisenmann, associate scientist in the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, was selected to receive the 2018 American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Faculty Grant Award for the development of a new course in Applied Nondestructive Testing/Evaluation – a Technology Systems Management (TSM) course currently offered as TSM 493C/593C, Workshop in Technology: Manufacturing. The new course will be renamed to TSM 449X/549X, and it will be offered for the first time in the fall 2018 semester.

Eisenmann said, “The principles of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) mesh very well with the other concepts taught in the TSM curriculum.  It will also give students exposure to a field of study which will give them skills to increase their marketability in the job market.”

The course will be taught by Eisenmann and will incorporate lab exercises throughout the class. The course is open to all students at Iowa State University.

Eisenmann said he plans to collaborate with Gretchen Mosher, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), to trade expertise. Eisenmann will visit her class to discuss NDE, and she plans visits his class to discuss quality assurance.

Eisenmann will be recognized at the Annual Awards Banquet at the 2018 ASNT Annual conference in Houston, Texas in October.

If students are interested in this course, contact Eisenmann at