Aitor García de la Yedra, PhD.
Main researcher in Photonic-based monitoring
Senior researcher in Advanced Manufacturing at LORTEK since 2013. He has proven experience in process monitoring and non-destructive testing (NDT) by means of optical techniques. He is currently leading projects in intelligent systems (based on self-learning concepts) to predict and avoid the appearance of defects in high added value processes, such as laser processes (welding and additive). He is the author of several scientific articles and multiple papers at international congresses related to structural integrity (prediction of component lifecycle, and NDT (thermography, acoustic emission, etc.). Previously, he had worked at other centres of the partnership, developing measurement and inspection processes (for machine-tools, aeronautical industry, etc.). He has also participated in numerous international research groups, noteworthy among which are, COMBILASER (H2020-FoF1), WELDMINDT (Clean-Sky) or DELASTI (Clean Sky). His participation (co-leader) in the first group is very relevant, working to introduce intelligence in complex processes such as those based on laser manufacturing.