Nicola Bowler, Associate Professor
Materials Science and
Electrical and Computer
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.
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 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
Nicola moved to
Last updated November 26, 2008.