Nicola Bowler, Associate Professor
Materials Science and Engineering, 2220S
Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Center for Nondestructive
Evaluation, 279 Applied Sciences Complex
II, 1915 Scholl Road, Ames, Iowa 50011-3042 , USA
Phone: 515 294 5370 / 515 294 3202 Fax: 515 294 7771 E-mail:
· Electromagnetic properties of composite materials: Engineering new properties by theoretical analysis and design.
· Electromagnetic non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of dielectrics and metals: Inventing new NDE techniques and improving accuracy in four-point potential drop, eddy-current, microwave and capacitive NDE.
Nicola has authored
over 50 publications, acts as a
reviewer for IEEE Trans. Mag., IEEE
Trans. Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, J. Appl. Phys., Appl. Phys. Lett.,
J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., J. Nanomaterials, Int. J. Appl. Electromagnetics and
Mechanics., NDT&E International,
J. Nondestr. Eval., COMPUMAG, ENDE, ISTC and NSF Phase
II SBIR/STTR awards. She
was co-chair of the 10th International Workshop on Electromagnetic
Nondestructive Evaluation which took place in
· Materials Research Society
· Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
· American Society of Nondestructive Testing
· Fall 2013: EMDC group meetings “Dielectric Properties of Solids”
· Fall 2011: MSE/EE 590 “Dielectric Properties of Polymers and Polymer-Based Composites”
· Fall 2008: MatE/EE 488X, MSE/EE 588X “Eddy Current Nondestructive Evaluation”
· Fall 2007: MSE/EE 558X “Eddy Current Nondestructive Evaluation”
· Spring 2007, 2008: MatE 362 “Principles of Nondestructive Testing”
· Fall 2006: MSE 519 “Magnetism and Magnetic Materials”
· Spring 2001, 2002: EE 213, “Electromagnetics Applications in Computer Systems”
· ASNT Faculty Grant Award 2008.
· 2005 Measurement Science and Technology Outstanding Paper Award in the Sensors and Sensing Systems category: N. Bowler and Y. Huang, Electrical Conductivity Measurement of Metal Plates using Broadband Eddy-Current and Four-Point Methods, Meas. Sci. Technol., 16, 2193-2200, 2005.
Nicola joined the Department of Materials Science and
Nicola received a BSc (Hons) in Physics (first
class) from the University of Nottingham, UK in 1990. She obtained her PhD from the University of
Surrey, UK in 1994, entitled 'Analytical Methods in Eddy-Current
Non-Destructive Evaluation' (NDE). In
her thesis she solved canonical problems of eddy-current NDE analytically using
perturbation theory, the Wiener-Hopf method and an
adapted form of the geometrical theory of diffraction. The latter piece of work was published in the
Proceedings of the Royal Society.
Nicola moved to
Last updated November 26, 2008.