Dr. Paul Fuchs, Dr. Glenn Washer, and Dr. Steve Chase have each been working in the highway bridge industry for over twenty years developing nondestructive evaluation techniques.

Dr. Paul Fuchs has worked in the area of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and instrumentation development, primarily related to civil structures. Dr. Fuchs has operated a consulting company for over seventeen years, conducting a number of research projects and providing services to many State Department of Transportation agencies and other entities. He has experience with a wide-range of NDE techniques and focuses on developing new, innovative NDE methods. Dr. Fuchs has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University.
Dr. Glenn Washer is a partner in Thermal Stare LLC and a Professor at the University of Missouri – Columbia (MU). Before joining the University, Dr. Washer was with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the Turner Fairbank Research Center (TFHRC) where he served as the director of the FHWA Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) program. Dr. Washer has expertise in a wide variety of NDE technologies for the condition assessment of highway bridges, including ultrasonics, thermography, ground penetrating radar, radiography and the visual inspection of bridges.
Dr. Chase led the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) research program for 10 of his 30 years with the FHWA and is an internationally recognized expert in the development and application of innovative technologies to the problem of defect detection and condition evaluation of civil infrastructure. Dr. Chase managed several FHWA and USDOT research projects based upon thermal methods, including the development of dual-band infrared thermography for bridge deck inspection, the application of thermoelastic stress analysis to bridge structures and an active thermographic system for fatigue crack detection. Dr. Chase received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1991.