Stephen Holland

  • Associate Professor
  • Engineering Associate, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation

Main Office

2331 Howe Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2271
Phone: 515-294-8659
Fax: 515-294-7771


  • PhD.,Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, 2002
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1997

Interest Areas

  • Vibrothermographic nondestructive testing.
  • Location of leaks in spacecraft
  • Finding flaws – cracks in metals, delaminations in composites through heat signatures

Selected Publications

  • R.S. Reusser, D.E. Chimenti, R.A. Roberts, and S. D. Holland, “Guided plate wave scattering at vertical stiffeners and its effect on source location”, Ultrasonics (in press and available online, 2012)
  • S. D. Holland, Thermographic signal reconstruction for vibrothermography, Infrared Phys. Technol. (in press, 2011)
  • S. D. Holland, C. Uhl, Z. Ouyang, T. Bantel, M. Li, W. Q. Meeker, J. Lively, L. Brasche, and D. Eisenmann, Quantifying the Vibrothermographic Effect, NDT&E Intl. (in press, 2011)
  • J. Renshaw, S. D. Holland, and R. B. Thompson, “Measurement of crack opening stresses and crack closure stress profiles from heat generation in vibrating cracks”, Applied Physics Letters 93, 081914 (2008)
  • S. D. Holland, D. E. Chimenti, R. Roberts, and M. Strei “Locating air leaks in manned spacecraft using structure-borne noise”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 121(6), 3484-3492(2007).