Intelligent Sensing & Nondestructive Evaluation Laboratory

  Intelligent Sensing & Nondestructive Evaluation (ISNDE) Lab was founded by Professor Kyung-Young JHANG in 1992 for the purpose of training expert resources and developing the core technology in the active safety.

“The active safety” is the technology that we can predict the possibilities of the damage or the breakdown in a variety of fields which include the mobile industry for avoiding car accidents beforehand, the bio industry for diagnosing organic tissues such as cancers and the plant industry for checking the defects.

  This lab has actively studied for industrial measurements and nondestructive evaluation so far and is recently focusing on developing the technologies of the nondestructive evaluation and the accurate measurement based on Ultrasonics, Laser-ultrasonics and optics.

  Especially, this lab has contributed developing and spreading the nonlinear ultrasonic and laser-ultrasonic technologies for the first time in Korea. Those activities led this lab to have the world-class know-how in this field.


 Research Fields 

Ultrasonic Nondestructive Evaluation

▶ Evaluation and visualization of micro-defect using characteristics of ultrasonic nonlinearity

    (Nuclear power plant structure and so on)

▶ Early detection technology of deteriorated or damaged materials using characteristics

                   of ultrasonic nonlinearity (Fatigue damage, aging deterioration and so on)

 Estimation of structural safety and structural health monitoring

Laser-Material Interaction

 Technology for generating ultrasonic waves

 Non-destructive and non-contact evaluation technology

 Evaluation of material damage using laser

Optical Measurement

 Precise measurement using laser optical system

 Machine vision and application technology

   (Automating evaluation, defect detection and so on)

Advanced intelligent vehicle safety

 Automotive sensory system

▶ Precise and high-speed measurement of the distance between cars and the relative velocity

   (Avoiding and warning collision)

 Traffic sign and lane recognition system of using image processing

 automatic recognition of driving conditions for realization of an intelligent unmanned vehicle

 Information about applying to Graduate school in ISNDE Lab. 

 Hanyang University - Department of Mechanical Convergence Engineering (Graduate School)

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What's doing in ISNDE : Research and Development of New Active  Safety Technology

▶ Active safety is technology to prevent accidents by early detecting possibilities
     before damage or breakdown occurs. The technical details are as below:

1. Diagnosis of safety or defects of industrial structures (Nondestructive Evaluation)

2. Real time monitoring structural safety of plants such as Nuclear power plant and so on

3. Avoid technology to vehicle accidents previously (Active safety vehicle)

4. Diagnosis of abnormal tissues such as cancer cells in human bodies  and so on (Medical Diagnosis)

5. Estimation of life expectancy and analysis of breakdown of machines and electronic devices (Reliability)

6. Evaluation and prediction about damages of productions for defense industry (Survivability)

Benefits on a scholarship

▶ ISNDE Lab. has been conducting specialized research of survivability techology, development project

         of nuclear technology and so on. Scholarship benefit more than full tuition is being offered for

         all researchers.

Career after graduation

▶ ISNDE Lab. has turned out eight Ph.D students and seventy M.D Students. Alumni are working

  at federal laboratories and conglomerates such as KINS(Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety),
    Samsung Electronics, Samsung Electro-mechanics,Hyundai KIA Motors,KEPRI(Korea Electric 

  Power Research Institute) and so on. It is expected that the number of students entering

  electricity industry will be increased due to the increasing demands of nuclear power plant


Extracurricular activities      

▶ Attending international academic conference


If you have any questions or concerns, please drop by or contact ISNDE   

▶ Tel. 02-2220-4220, Fax. 02-2299-720

▶ ISNDE Lab., 203-2,Engineering Center Annex, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea


ISNDE Laboratory
203-2,Engineering Center Annex
Hanyang University,
222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu
Seoul 04763, Korea
04763 서울특별시 성동구 왕십리로 222
한양대학교 공업센터 별관 203-2호
지능계측 및 비파괴평가 연구실
Tel: 02 - 2220 - 4220
Fax: 02 - 2299 - 7207