Faculty Profile - Thomas E Michaels
|Professor of the Practice|
Office: VL C296B
Dr. Michaels grew up in the Pacific Northwest and studied at Washington State University where he earned a B. S. in Physical Metallurgy in 1965 and a Ph.D. in Physics in 1972. He came to Georgia Tech from industry in 2002 with over 30 years of experience in the development and successful deployment of complex automated measurement systems incorporating materials characterization, ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation, instrumentation development, and machine design and control. Most recently at Panametrics, Inc., he led the Automated Systems Department to international recognition as a quality supplier of ultrasonic inspection systems, which are used by universities, research laboratories, material suppliers, and component manufacturers for automated ultrasonic inspection of materials and structures. In other positions in industry, including two start-up companies of which he was a principal, he led the development of measurement systems for manufacturing process control and in-service inspection of critical power generation equipment. He holds a joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering.
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Last revised on June 06, 2008.