Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory (NDEL)


The Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Laboratory (NDEL) at Michigan State University has been at the forefront in the development of innovative solutions to NDE related problems. Nondestructive evaluation is the examination of an object for structural integrity without impairing the future usefulness of the object. The objective of NDE is to detect and characterize internal or surface cracks and corrosion in structures that can result in failure of the structure. The test method ranges from a simple visual one to more complex sensors that involve some form of energy, such as electromagnetic, acoustic, thermal, radiographic, etc.

Research activity in the NDEL is supported by the aerospace, nuclear power, defense, natural gas and biomedical industries, among others. The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation to conduct research across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation methodologies.


2580 Engineering Building, 428 S. Shaw Lane,  East Lansing, MI, 48824.


Defense and civilian sector industries.


MSU's College of Engineering; The group has received funding from a number of federal agencies including the National Science Foundation, Air Force Research Laboratory, Federal Aviation Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Navy, as well as companies/trade groups such as the Electric Power Research Institute, Gas Technology Institute, Boeing, Bowling-Pfizer, and Microline.

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