The IRAMC Centre is engaged in research and development of advanced systems
and methods in the fields of acoustic microscopy, high-resolution non-destructive
evaluation, ultrasonic sensors, non-linear acoustics, array transducers
and acousto-optics. The Centre also develops hardware and software for
image processing and high-speed 2D and 3D data visualization and analysis.
The mission of the IRAMC Centre is to provide fundamental research and
to develop novel state-of-the-art research systems and methods in the
area of applied solid state physics and advanced material characterization.
We also focus our attention on applications of nondestructive testing
technology for solving crucial quality-control problems during the manufacturing
One of the objectives of the IRAMC Centre is to become a recognized
leader in the field of investigation and development of a new generation
of ultrasonic and acousto-optical systems and methods. Another objective
is to participate in the development of new quality inspection and process
control systems for a wide range of industrial applications.
Our major industrial relations are in the automotive sector. However,
other potential industrial partners include those in the field of aircraft
manufacturing, oil and gas pipe inspection, power station machinery, and
railway transportation inspection. In addition, our center is involved
in projects for advanced material and medical research and acoustic imaging
One of the important components in our activities is participation in
student and researcher exchange programs with other universities, including:
John Hopkins University, the
University of Michingan,
Russian Academy of Sciences, University of Marie Curie Paris and Universite degli studi di Firenze.