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 was held in Shanghai from Oct.30 to Nov.2, 2013. The ISAE Constitution was reviewed and approved in WCAE-2013, and it was revised during the Business Meeting of ISAE during the WCAE-2017, which was held in Xi’an China from Oct.10th to 13th, 2017.The 1st officers of ISAE were elected during the WCAE-2013. And the 2nd officers of ISAE were elected during the WCAE-2017 as follows:

Honorary President: Prof. Gongtian Shen (China)
President: Prof. Gary Qi (USA)
Vice-Presidents: Mr. Oswaldo Goncalves dos Santos Filho (Brazil)
Prof. Andy Tan (Australia)
Prof. Oleg Viktorovich Bashkov (Russia)
Mr. G. Lackner (Austria)
Prof. Shifeng Liu (China)
Prof. Tomoki Shiotani (Japan)
Prof. Karen M Holford (UK)
General Secretary: Prof. Guanghai Li (China)
Associate General Secretary: Associate Prof. Cherdpong Jomdecha (Thailand)
Secretary: Dr. Zhanwen Wu (China)
Treasurer: Mr. Jingyuan Ji (China)
Archivist: Ms. Junjiao Zhang (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.