Iowa State University
Leonard Bond is now Director of the Center for NDE, Iowa State University, and a Professor, Aerospace Engineering. He was previously a Laboratory Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. During his career he has held positions as an academic, in industry and national laboratories in both the USA and UK. His technical work has focused on ultrasonics and its applications, with more recently applications in advanced diagnostics and prognostics. He is coauthor of the book "Ultrasonics," 3rd Edition, Dale Ensminger and Leonard J. Bond, CRC Press (2011).
Dr. Leonard Bond received his Ph.D. in physics from the City University, London. After completing his postdoc, which was sponsored by the UK’s Propellants, Explosives and Rocket Motors Establishment-Westcott, Dr. Bond held faculty positions at University College London (UCL). He also became the founding member of the UCL’s Nondestructive Evaluation Center and was appointed reader in ultrasonics. After leaving the UCL, Dr. Bond went on to become a research professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He was the founding director of the Idaho National Laboratory’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies National Laboratory. Most recently, he held the position of laboratory fellow at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dr. Bond’s research has focused on the use of ultrasonics and fundamental physical acoustics to characterize materials for aging energy and defense systems. In 2010, Dr. Bond became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he is a Fellow of the UK’s Institute of Physics. He is the author or co-author of more than 250 publications. He has supervised 15 successful Ph.D. students, and holds 10 patents.