General Information

About ENDE

The international Electromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation workshop, a.k.a. ENDE, has been held every year since 1995. Its aim is to bring together engineers and scientists from universities, research institutions, government and industry who are active in research, development and industrial applications of electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation. The 23rd ENDE workshop will held in Detroit, Michigan and organized by Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory at Michigan State University. More information on previous 22 ENDE workshops can be found at the end of this page: History of ENDE Workshops.


General Chair:

        Yiming Deng, Michigan State University, USA, Chair

        Mahmoodul Haq, Michigan State University, USA, co-Chair

Organizing Committee:

        Lalita Udpa, Michigan State University, USA              

        Satish S. Udpa, Michigan State University, USA       

        Antonello Tamburrino, Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy/Michigan State University, USA

        Ming Han, Michigan State University, USA

        Sunil Chakrapani, Michigan State University, USA

Sub-Committee Chair:

        Ming Han, Michigan State University, USA, Publicity and Event Chair

        Sunil Chakrapani, Michigan State University, USA, Publication Chair

        Vivek T. Rathod, Michigan State University, USA, Poster Session and Award Chair

Scientific Program Committee (alphabetical order):       

        Sunil Chakrapani, Michigan State University, USA

        Matthew Cherry, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

        Xiaoyan Han, Wayne State University, USA

        Yang Liu, Schlumberger-Roll Research, USA  

        Yongming Liu, Arizona State University, USA

        Jiming Song, Iowa State University, USA

        Antonello Tamburrino, Università degli studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy/Michigan State University, USA, SPC Chair 

        Junjun Xin, ULC Robotics, USA

        Hao Zhang, Colorado School of Mines, USA

International Standing Committee (alphabetical order):

        Sandor Bilicz, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

        Klara Capova, University of Zilina, Slovakia

        Tomasz Chady, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland

        Zhenmao Chen, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

        Reboud Christophe, CEA LIST, France, ISC Chair

        Yiming Deng, Michigan State University, USA

        Fumio Kojima, Kobe Universiity, Japan

        Jinyi Lee, Chosun University, South Korea

        Dominique Lesselier, CNRS-CentraleSupélec-Univ. Paris-Sud, France

        Helena Geirinhas Ramos, Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa, Portugal

        B. Purna Chandra Rao, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, India

        João Marcos Alcoforado Rebello, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

        Autur Ribeiro, Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa, Portugal

        Guglielmo Rubinacci, Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy

        Sung-Jin Song, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

        Klaus Szielasko, Fraunhofer-Institut für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfverfahren (IZFP), Germany

        Toshiyuki Takagi, Tohoku University, Japan

        Antonello Tamburrino, Università degli studi di Cassino, Italy

        Theodoros Theodoulidis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

        GuiYun Tian, Newcastle University, UK

        Lalita Udpa, Michigan State University, USA

        Satish S. Udpa, Michigan State University, USA

        Noritaka Yusa, Tohoku University, Japan

Venue and Accommodation

Link for guest room reservation can be found [here].

Please reserve your room(s) at Marriott Detroit at Renaissance Center at a discounted rate before August 20, 2018

Technical Meeting Room
ENDE_guest room
Detroit Marriott Guest room


ENDE2018 Conference Venue and Riverfront Walk


ENDE2018 Reception and Banquet (42 degrees North)

About Detroit and Local Attractions

Get out & Enjoy Detroit! ENDE2018 at Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center offers a great spot for:

  • Shopping
  • Delicious eats
  • Detroit sports
  • Concerts
  • Museums
  • Tours
  • Craft beer
  • and MORE!

Find the Event Planning Detroit Guide [here]. All recommendations are within walking distance or People Mover (light rail train service) of the ENDE2018 venue.


Our ENDE2018 Conference venue is close to the International Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), which is one of the largest air hubs in the country.

Skoot Shuttle Service (~30-minute ride each way)

Reservations are strongly encouraged: email:; phone: 313-230-2331

*ENDE2018 is negotiating with Skoot for better group rate.

$23 from the DTW airport: Sunday through Tuesday (every 1.5 hours between 8 AM and 10 PM), Wednesday through Saturday (every 1.5 hours between 11 AM and 10 PM)

$20 to the DTW airport from ENDE2018 venue: (4:00 AM, 5:30 AM, 7:00AM, 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:30 Pm, 6:00 PM, 7:30 PM, 9:00 PM)

Shuttle/Bus Pick-up & Drop-off

All transportation dropping off or picking up at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center is instructed to do so at the Motor Lobby entrance, on the map below marked by a blue star. Two large buses or shuttles can stage at any given time outside of the Motor Lobby entrance 20 minutes prior to published pick-up times and should depart immediately after drop off is complete. Unattended vehicles in this area may be ticketed, ensure the driver stays with the vehicle. If there are more than 2 buses utilized for your group, these additional buses or shuttles will need to wait at the staging area on the West side of the road with the vehicle facing the Renaissance Center (next to the parking garage). This is noted on the map below marked by a red star. Staging area is not always guaranteed; please ensure the schedule is approved by your Event Manager who will work with GM to determine whether this area is available. The area around the GM Renaissance Center Complex is not authorized for bus staging and is regulated by the Detroit Police Department.
There is no authorized overnight bus parking on the premises or at the staging area. If this is required, please reach out to your Event Manager to provide potential options throughout the city. It is at the responsibility of the group or guest to arrange for bus parking off site.



Approximately $45 to $55 each way. Cabs that accept credit cards and vans are not always available.


uberX: Approximately $20 to $30. Avaialbe through UBER Application on your mobile phone.


GPS destination address: 400 Renaissance Dr, Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243

Parking Map:



What to bring to the airport

Valid photo ID such as a passport, driver’s license, military ID card or other state or federally issued form of ID to confirm identity.

3-1-1 rule for airport security:
3.4 oz. bottles of liquid or gel products in a 1 quart bag and each passenger is permitted 1 bag.

United States Visa Advisory
The United States has updated its visa policy for increased security. As a result, it now takes longer to obtain a visa. Advance planning by travelers is essential to avoid frustration and disappointment.

Review your visa status to find out if you need a U.S. visa or a visa renewal.

Plan to submit your visa application well in advance of your intended departure date.
Contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for current time estimates and recommendations.
Visit the embassy or consular section website to find important information on how to schedule an interview appointment, finger scanning – if required – and pay fees. An interview is required as a standard part of processing for most visa applicants.
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of 38 participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business (visitor [B] visa purposes only) for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. The program was established to eliminate unnecessary barriers to travel, stimulating the tourism industry, and permitting the Department of State to focus consular resources in other areas. VWP eligible travelers may apply for a visa, if they prefer to do so. Nationals of VWP countries must meet eligibility requirements to travel without a visa on VWP, and therefore, some travelers from VWP countries are not eligible to use the program. VWP travelers are required to have a valid authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to travel, are screened at the port of entry into the United States, and are enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security’s US-VISIT program.

Currently, 38 countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program, as shown below:




the Netherlands

South Korea




New Zealand















San Marino






United Kingdom

Czech Republic









For more information, see


A passport with a validity date of at least six months beyond the applicant’s intended period of stay in the U.S. is required. If more than one person is included in the passport, each person desiring a visa must make a separate application. Please check with the website, https:/, to confirm that your passport is compliant. Temporary Passports will likely merit special scrutiny. To avoid complications, check with your local US consular offices, well ahead of your intended departure dates.

Visa Letters

A visa support letter can be provided for authors and registered attendees upon request. To allow sufficient time for processing, please submit your requests for letters of support well in advance of your interview dates, to All requests should include complete name (as in your passport) and current mailing address, email address, phone number as this information is to be included in the letter for submission to the US Consulate. Also please contact for additional visa assistance queries.


This information is provided in good faith but travel regulations do change. The only authoritative sources of information are the U.S. Government website

History of ENDE workshops

  1st ENDE, London, UK, 1995
  2nd ENDE, Tokyo, Japan, 1996
  3rd ENDE, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 1997
  4th ENDE, Chatou, France, 1998
  5th ENDE, Des Moines, United States, 1999
  6th ENDE, Budapest, Hungary, 2000
  7th ENDE, Kobe, Japan, 2001
  8th ENDE, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2002
  9th ENDE, Saclay, France, 2003
  10th ENDE, East Lansing, United States, 2004
  11th ENDE, Iwate, Japan, 2006
  12th ENDE, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 2007
  13th ENDE, Seoul, Korea, 2008
  14th ENDE, Dayton, United States, 2009
  15th ENDE, Szczecin, Poland, 2010
  16th ENDE, Chennai, India, 2011
  17th ENDE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2012
  18th ENDE, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2013
Xian   19th ENDE, Xi’an, China, 2014
Sendai   20th ENDE, Sendai, Japan, 2015

21st ENDE, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016

Paris   22nd ENDE, Saclay, France, 2017