Ms Mukta Dutta Tomar, who was appointed ambassador of the Republic of India in April, paid her first visit to BAM in September together with her science attaché Mr Madhan. The ambassador was particularly interested in BAM’s joint projects with the Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC).
Prof. Ulrich Panne welcomed the ambassador and gave her an overview of BAM’s activities and its cooperation with Indian partners. Then Dr. Claudia Eggert from the Presidential Staff Office/Research Management and Dr. Werner Daum, head of the of the Non-Destructive Testing, gave the guests a tour of the BAM laboratories. During the tour Dr. Herbert Wiggenhauser, head of the Non-Destructive Damage Assessment and Environmental Measurement Methods Division presented current developments in his field. The festive highlight of the visit was an entry in BAM’s Golden Book.
German-Indian cooperation at BAM:
The AMPLAST project aims to develop a laser-induced, thermographic test method for detecting cracks on surfaces under extremely hot environmental conditions such as in steel production.
NDT DATA FUSION
In the NDT DATA FUSION project, an automated scanner system is being developed which can collect multivariable data on the state of in situ concrete.