The West Pomeranian University of Technology (ZUT) was established January 1st, 2009, combining the two previously separately existing universities: Szczecin University of Technology and University of Agriculture in Szczecin. More than 13,000 students are attending lectures at ten faculties: Civil Engineering and Architecture, Chemical Technology and Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Maritime Technology, Biotechnology and Animal Husbandry, Environmental Management and Agriculture, Economics, Food Sciences and Fisheries. Scientific staff of the ZUT has over 1100 employees, including 126 professors, 154 habilitated doctors D.Sc. and 705 Ph.D. employed as assistants and assistant professors.
The university implements numerous projects financed from different sources, e.g. Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the EU and private companies. It maintains scientific cooperation with 20 foreign universities and has been involved in many projects within EU Framework Programmes (5th, 6th and 7th), QualiTi, SubCTest, Copernicusm Tempus, Erasmus. The Department of Theoretical Electrotechnic and Computer Engineering has been involved in NDT for more than 20 years. The main research activities are concentrated on: electromagnetic methods of non-destructive evaluation, new constructive solutions of measuring transducers, new algorithms of processing and analyzing data, algorithms of identification of material defects based on the usage of artificial intelligence.
Role in the project
ZUT will lead WP3. They will investigate and develop the electromagnetic technique for the inspection of hollow axles.
Reason for participation
ZUT have a long established history of conducting quality research in all fields of NDT. ZUT has experience in a number of large collaborative projects including the EC funded QualiTi project where their role is focused on the development of an Eddy Current flaw detection system for Titanium billets. The SMEs have selected ZUT to lead WP3 because of their excellent reputation on developing electromagnetic inspection systems and data processing algorithms.