Dr. Elena Maeva, Associate Professor

Dr. Roman Gr. Maev, Professor
Director-General, Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, and Chrysler/FIAT/NSERC Industrial Research Chair, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario


Dr. Roman Maev is a unique entity within the A-Team. Director of the Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research (IDIR) at the University of Windsor, Dr. Maev is focused on the study of material characteristics and advanced materials science. Through the Institute, the A-Team has access to the development of innovative quality evaluation equipment and procedures for new types of advanced materials and biomaterials,  super-strength steels, magnesium, titanium and aluminum alloys, composites, ceramics, and more.

Dr. Maev, a theoretical solid-state physicist by training, joined the University of Windsor in 1994. Prior to this, he was Director of the Acoustic Microscopy Centre of of N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Moscow.  

Dr. Maev and his 45 member research team are working to develop advanced systems and methods in the fields of acoustic microscopy, high-resolution non-destructive evaluation (NDE) in industrial and biomedical fields, ultrasonic sensors, nonlinear acoustics, new generation of array transducers, sensors and acousto-optics. The Institute also develops both hardware and software for image processing and high-speed 2-D and 3-D image generation and analysis. Current users of these technologies include the advanced manufacturing, medical, security (biometrics), automotive, aviation and military sectors.

Dr. Roman Maev, who is also an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Applied Solid State Physics and Material Characterization , focuses on the application of non-destructive evaluation technology such as ultrasound,  thermography, UV, infrared, x-rays and spectroscopy  to solve crucial quality control problems.  His innovations have led to developments such as integrating acoustic imaging equipment into welding tools, thereby providing an instant record and read-out of the quality of each weld during production.

For example, his research into advanced quality control technology for the automotive industry led to the development of the resistance spot weld analyzer, a high-frequency acoustic imaging device which detects welding flaws during vehicle production. With approximately 4,000 spot welds on an average vehicle, today most of  the leading car manufacturers’ worldwide use the technology developed by Dr. Maev and his team to test welds. This saves the need to damage the vehicle, thereby reducing costs and improving efficiency and competitiveness.

In 2003, Chrysler helped Dr. Maev and his team establish a spin-off company, Tessonics Corporation.  Tessonics, also based in Windsor, develops and manufactures leading edge ultrasonic technologies for industrial, medical, aviation and automotive industries, in addition to government contracts.

Roman Maev is known not only in Canada and USA, but around the world as an international specialist in advanced material characterisation and non-destructive materials testing technologies.  He has published over 400 articles, holds 25 Patents and 12 invention disclosures.  He is also a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Acoustical Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of the Commission of UNESCO Program on the Man and Biosphere, Distinguished Member (Industrial and Applied Physics) of the Canadian Association of Physicists.  Dr. Maev has won many awards            for his innovations, research discoveries and inventions.  He was appointed as a Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Canada in 2008.

The new Ontario Biomaterials “A-Team”, assembled by Ontario Agri-Food Technologies and the Ontario Centres of Excellence is a consortium of leading scientists each with unique skills, expertise and world-class equipment in the development, processing and optimization of biomaterials. They’re the best choice for developing and processing novel and customized biomaterials.

“A-Team” members are eager to work cooperatively with each other and with industry. They are all globally recognized for their scientific expertise. They understand corporate needs - including speed of service, confidentiality and respect for corporate ownership or exclusive access to intellectual property.


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