Eider Gorostegi, PhD.
Main Researcher in Thermography.
PhD in Applied Physics by the University of Navarra (2012). She has been working as a researcher for 12 years, first at CEIT (5 years), where she acquired knowledge of applied finite elements in the materials field. She has experience both in active thermography, using different excitation sources (laser and induction, for example), and in passive thermography, always with the aim of detecting defects in parts and/or monitoring processes at industrial level. In addition to writing articles related to her research field, she has also participated in national and international conferences.
Later on at LORTEK, during her first stage, she acquired advanced simulation knowledge related to the development and optimization of advanced welding processes, prediction of distortions, and residual stress caused by manufacturing processes (3 years).
Since she joined the Control and Assessment department at the end of 2015, she has worked in the applied thermography field as a non-destructive control technician, and today, she is the Area Head. She has also worked on the development of the numerical processing of thermographic printing, in order to automate the detection of defects; an essential aspect for the industrialization of this inspection technique.