The 17th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium is a world-wide technical forum aimed to promote effective communication and information dissemination for recent research advancements and refinements of NDT/NDE technologies. It represents the full spectrum of interests, from basic and applied science to final acceptance of methods in the field. The Symposium particularly focuses on bridging the gap between research and industrial applications. As a continuation of this series of NDT technical forum, the 17th International NDT Symposium will be hosted by the University of West Hungary, Sopron on September 14-16, 2011.




Best Western Pannonia Hotel:, GPS coordinates: N 47.683 48, E 16.592 03



Sopron, Varkerulet 75. Hungary. Nearest (72 km) international airport is in Vienna. Bratislava airport is 104 km, Budapest airport is 225 km from Sopron. We will provide shuttle bus service on September 11, 13, 16 and 17 between Vienna airport and Sopron.


Symposium Co-Chairs:

Dr. Ferenc Divos, Professor

University of West Hungary

Bajcsy str. 4, 9400 Sopron


Dr. Robert J. Ross, Project Leader

USDA Forest Products Laboratory

One Gifford Pinchot Drive

Madison, WI 53726-2398



International Organizing Committee:

  • Brian K. Brashaw, Program Director, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA 
  • Dr. Robert J. Ross, Project Leader, USDA Forest Products Laboratory, USA
  • Dr. Xiping Wang, Research Forest Products Technologist, USDA Forest Products Laboratory, USA 
  • Dr. Ferenc Divos, Professor, University of Western Hungary, Hungary 
  • Dr. Francisco Arriaga Martitegui. Universidad PolitĂ©cnica de Madrid, Spain 
  • Roy F.Pellerin, Professor Emeritus, Washington State University, USA 
  • Dr. Raquel Goncalves, Associate Professor, University of Campinas, Brazil