The Technical Committee on Ultrasound (TC-ULT) was created to provide its members with an information platform about new activities, conferences, projects, workshops, etc, with ultrasound being the main object of study. A major task of the TC will be to stimulate joint activities and mutual cooperation between researchers worldwide to initiate common projects in research, development and education as well as to help in organizing structured sessions in conferences, about different aspects of Ultrasound. The web page of the EAA will serve as a site for exchanging such information and for establishing contacts. The TC started their activities on 2002, at the occasion of the Forum Acusticum 2002 in Seville. Currently, after the new regulations for the TCs of the EAA, the basic structure of the TCs is formed by a chairman, a council of five elected TC members, and an unlimited number of TC members. The only requirement to become a member is to have any interest of ultrasound. If this is your case, you are invited to join to it.

Goal and Activities of TC-ULT

As a general goal, the TC will work for promoting activities related to the advance of research and education on ultrasound in Europe. Some particular tasks of the TC will be:

  • To maintain the website active, by announcing events related to the TC interests. The website will be also a platform to announce PhD and job offers, submitted by TC members.
  • To organize special sessions in EAA conferences and other meetings where ultrasound is the main subject.
  • To propose and organize joint educational actions, as workshops and summer schools.
  • To create the maps of ultrasound research and education in Europe. These maps will contain information about groups being active in some of the areas related to ultrasound in Europe, and on the educational programs in ultrasound (master and doctorate levels) developed currently in Europe. This information will be published online at the TC website.

Coming Event: Special Issue

Editors: Lynda Chehami (guest editor) and Nico F. Declercq (associate editor)

We are pleased to invite you to submit articles for the Journal of Acta Acustica. All articles published in this journal will be provided with digital object identifier (DOI) issued by Crossref. With an aim to update the new progress, we are going to launch Special Issue Advancements in Ultrasonic NDT: From Pulse-Echo to Integrating AI for Smart Control.
This special issue targets methods and diverse fields of application of non-destructive testing using ultrasound. The outcome of using guided waves, pulse-echo, imaging, SHM and instrumented structures, and autonomous sensor networks is interesting for highlighting the latest advances and developments in these approaches. All types of materials (metal, composite, fluid) taken alone or assembled, and their fields of application may be concerned, as well as new materials fulfilling specific safety requirements (in aeronautics, railway, petrochemicals, biomedical, etc.) and structures resulting from additive manufacturing. Creating a special issue is motivated by the rapid developments in sensor technologies and data analytics, leading to ever-advancing systems for assessing and monitoring structures. Conventional and advanced sensor technologies are welcome, too. For example, work is of interest concerning developing new sensors and methods for new materials or structures, developing new characterization and imaging methods in anisotropic materials, and proposing new analysis methods such as inverse methods, neural networks, and artificial intelligence. Meaningful overview papers in this research area may equally be proposed.

We sincerely invite you to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting your articles to the Special Issue via the submission system of Acta Acustica at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/aacus/ before April 14 2024, and choose the category "Special Issue: Advancements in Ultrasonic NDT: From Pulse-Echo to Integrating AI for Smart Control".
Article submission deadline: April 14, 2024
First round of review: 30 June 2024
First papers published: 30 October 2024 

Guidelines for submitting an extended conference paper to Acta Acustica:

The submission needs to be significantly extended from the original conference paper, with additional material included and an extended literature review, in order to reach typically 8-12 pages long (final typeset length);
The extended conference paper needs to be a strong research article with a broader scope and interest than the conference presentation;
The authors should indicate that their contribution is an improvement, or extension to their previously published conference paper. The conference paper should be cited in the reference list and throughout the research article;
The normal peer review process of the journal will apply.

Past Activities of the TC-ULT

  • The TC member participated to the organization of the forum Acusticum 2023 (Physical Acustics and Ultrasound session), Turin, Italy, 11-15 september.

TC Meeting

Forum Acusticum 2023 (11-15 Sept. 2023, Torino, Italy)

  • ICU Beijing has been postponed several times and took place in 2023, September 18-23. A round table took place online.


ICU conference


Report about FA 2023

Report about ICU 2023

2019: International Congress on Ultrasonics, Bruges, 3-6 September.

  • EEA physical acoustics round table meeting
  • Practically all sessions were organized or co-organized by members of the Ultrasonics section of EAA. So we have all been very active !
  • Around 400 attendees in Ultrasonics from all over the world.
  • Largest representation were French researchers.
  • ICU Silver Whistle Award : Marie Muller.
  • ICU Golden Whistle awards to Arthur Every and to Larry Crum
Report about ICU Bruges 2019

2019: 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, itegrating 4th EAA Euroregio, Aachen, Germany, 9-13 September.

  • Technical Committee Meeting in Ultrasonics of the European Acoustics Association (Attendance list: Nico F. Declercq (Chairman), Serge Dos Santos (via Whatsapp), Salvadro Barrera-Gigueroa,Noam R. Shabtai).
  • Organisation of sessions, particularely, NDT session chaired by Serge Dos Santos and Lynda Chehami.

Report about ICA Aachen 2019

Other activities

2021: Acoustics event in Metz, with integration of the Acousto-Optics School

  • This event has been cancelled because due to COVID-19 and the death of Vitali Voloshinov (Moscow State University).

2020, December 7-11: Forum Acusticum Lyon

  • Forum Acusticum Lyon was totally online, the team did not attend.

Membership of the TC-ULT

Being part of the TC-ULT has different benefits for its members. The first is accesing and sharing information that may be of interest for our community. The TC will contact with its members when relevant news are to be shared. It will be also benefitial to young researchers and graduate students, possibly on an exchange program, where information exchange is of importance. Updated information of studies, fellowships, work offers, etc will be accesible for students.

TC Members

  • Lynda Chehami (TC-Chair, 2022-..)
  • Nico Declercq (TC-member, former Chair 2018-2022)
  • Victor Sanchez-Morcillo (TC-member, former Chair 2016-2018)
  • Francine Luppé (TC-member, former Chair 2014-2016)
  • Serge Dos Santos (TC-member)
  • Michiel Postema (TC-member)
  • Noam Shabtai (TC-member)
  • Mourad Bentaher (TC-member)
  • Jurgen Vanhamel (TC-member)
To apply for a membership, write a message to the president of the TC-ULT below :


For questions, or to apply for membership:

  • Lynda Chehami (lynda.chehami@uphf.fr)

IEMN- site de Valenciennes

Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France

Campus Mont Houy - Bâtiment Lottman

59313 Valenciennes Cedex 9, France

Phone : +33 3 27 51 11 87

Website http://www.uphf.fr/DOAE/membres/chehami_lynda