Program Committee

Don Courchesne
– Manager, CINDE –

Don is the Manager, Member Services at the Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE). CINDE is Canada’s not-for-profit, member-based, technical society dedicated to the people and companies engaged in non-destructive evaluation (NDE), non-destructive testing (NDT), and inspection. In his role, he manages the publications, events, communications, and member services of CINDE.
Don holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication and New Media (McMaster University) as well as a Combined Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in Labour Studies and Communications (McMaster University).


Marc Genest
– Research Officer –

Marc Genest is a Research Officer and Non-Destructive Evaluation Team lead at the National Research Council Canada, Aerospace Research Centre. He holds a M. Sc. from Université Laval and has over 13 years of experience in the field of non-destructive evaluation of aerospace materials and structures. His areas of expertise include research and technology development for the non-destructive evaluation of composite and metallic materials, thermography and shearography methods, signal and image processing of NDE data.  Mr. Genest is serving as a Research Editor for the Canadian Institute for Non-Destructive Evaluation (CINDE) Journal, and member of the Standard Council Canada ISO/TC 135/SC 8 on Thermographic testing, and Senior Member of IEEE.