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Dr. Claudia Kropas-Hughes


Dr. Claudia Kropas-Hughes
PhD Electrical Engineering, 1999

A recognized researcher in the nondestructive testing field, Dr. Claudia Kropas-Hughes was awarded the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) International Award for Merit for her exemplary technical and administrative leadership and contributions to Committee E07 on Nondestructive Testing.  This award is the highest organizational recognition for individual contributions to ASTM standards and activities.

Dr. Kropas-Hughes has more than 25 years of experience, primarily in X-ray-compounded tomography and radiological digital methods.  She has worked for the USAF since 1989, holding various positions.  She currently provides policies and guidance for technology transition activities with the Air Force Materiel Command.

Dr. Kropas-Hughes received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from AFIT and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing where she currently serves on the Board of Directors.

“My time at AFIT was invaluable to me.  I worked with some of the best minds in the country, faculty and students.  My career has been shaped by my time there.  Air Force issues can be unique and intricate, and solving those problems requires creative and innovative thinking, as well as a dedication to the U.S. Air Force – both of which I learned at AFIT!” stated Dr. Kropas-Hughes.

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