Savannah Horowitz

Student NameSavannah Horowitz
Faculty Mentor NameMichele Manuel
CollegeHerbert Wertheim College of Engineering
MajorMaterials Science and Engineering
Research Interestsmetallurgy
Academic AwardsFall 2018 Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Dean’s List, University Scholars Program 2020
OrganizationsMaterials Advantage, Phi Sigma Rho, Ceramic Cup Drop Design Team, Machens Florida Opportunity Scholars, Machens Florida Opportunity Scholars Peer Mentor Program
Hobbies and InterestsWeightlifting, swimming, woodworking, painting

Research Project

Infrared Spectroscopy for Detection of Welding Defects?

This project addresses the issue of current defect detection methods in welding, which are complex, time-consuming, and costly. Infrared Thermography Non-Destructive Testing (IR-TNDT) is a promising method that is currently used to detect the corrosion of steel pipes, as well as flaws in electrical components. IR-TNDT has been shown to be able to detect subsurface defects, but there has been little research on weld joint types, base metals, and specific defect depths. In this investigation, we will be testing IR-TNDT’s capabilities of defect detection in multiple welds, with the intention of reducing the time and cost needed for each inspection.