Introduction of ISAE

The International Society on Acoustic Emission (ISAE) was founded during the World Conference on Acoustic Emission-2011 (WCAE-2011), which was held successfully in Beijing on August 24-26, 2011, with a total 136 delegates from 19 countries. An interim governing body was elected to the establishment of the World Congress on Acoustic Emission, later was changed to International Society on Acoustic Emission (ISAE). The “World Conference on Acoustic Emission (and may include the year, i.e., 2013)” is sponsored by the ISAE.

The Business Meeting of ISAE was held during the WCAE-2013, which is held in Shanghai from Oct.30 to Nov.2, 2013. And the ISAE Constitution and the Minutes of the WCAE-2011 were reviewed and approved. The meeting elected the officers of ISAE as follows:

Honorary President: Mr. Allen T. Green (USA) (Elected in WCAE-2011)
President: Prof. Gongtian Shen (China)
Vice-Presidents: Prof. Manabu Enoki (Japan)
Mr. Oswaldo Goncalves dos Santos Filho (Brazil)
Prof. Karen M Holford (UK)
Prof. Gary Qi (USA)
Prof. Andy Tan (Australia)
Mr. Peter Tscheliesnig (Austria)
General Secretary: Prof. Bangxian Li (China)
Associate General Secretary: Associate Prof. Cherdpong Jomdecha (Thailand)
Mr. Boris Muravin (Israel).
Secretary: Dr. Zhanwen Wu (China)
Treasurer: Ms. Yaqing Zhu (China)
Archivist: Dr. Guanghai L I (China)

The Chinese Society for Non-destructive Testing (ChSNDT) has established a permanent standing Secretariat office of ISAE, which located at China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute (CSEI) in Beijing, China. ChSNDT and CSEI would fund this office. The official site is:

The ISAE is organized exclusively for scientific, technical and educational purposes worldwide, which shall be accomplished primarily by:

1. Advancing acoustic emission technology through timely exchange of technical information.
2. Defining and promoting standardized terminology in acoustic emission documentation.
3. Holding informal workshop meetings.
4. Promoting and/or organizing symposia-type technical sessions on acoustic emission.
5. Establishing technical interchange with other groups interested in acoustic emission and its applications.