Johannes Vrana

Johannes Vrana

Dr. Johannes Vrana, born in 1978, studied physics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, completed his diploma thesis in 2004 on quantum computers at the chair of Theodor Hänsch and his Ph.D. in 2008 on Thermographic Testing at the University of Saarland. He then worked for Siemens in Orlando, USA as well as in Berlin and Munich, Germany, and was responsible for all supplier-related NDE questions and was Chairman of the Siemens NDE Council. In 2015 he received an Honorable Mention for ingenuity at the U.S. Excellence Awards and in 2016 he received the 4th prize for Ingenuity at the Werner von Siemens Awards. In 2015 he started his own company “Vrana GmbH” in Rimsting, Germany which specializes in NDE consulting and solutions, R&D, training, and software development. Moreover, he is chairman of the ICNDT (International Committee for NDT) Specialist International Group “NDE 4.0“, of the EFNDT WG10 "NDE 4.0", of the ASNT (American Society for NDT) German Section, of the DGZfP (German Society for NDT) subcommittees “Interfaces and Documentation for NDE 4.0“ and “Automated Ultrasonic Testing “, and editor for NDE 4.0 for the Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation. In 2019 he was awarded the DGZfP application award for the implementation of SAFT into serial production of large rotor forgings. In 2020 he started the YouTube channel "NDE 4.0": https://www.youtube.com/c/nde40 and currently Daniel Kanzler and he are founding the research institute RIVK. For the first international conference on NDE 4.0, 2021 virtually and 2022 in Munich he serves as the chair.