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2022 Research Recognition for Innovation Recipient

Megan McGovern, PhD 

Megan McGovern, PhD, is a senior researcher in the Manufacturing Systems Research Lab at General Motors (GM) Global Research and Development. She joined GM in 2016, where she uses her NDE skill set to provide manufacturing solutions to internal customers. She leads research projects to develop manufacturing inspection systems that are crucial for first-time quality, especially in low-volume applications where launches are quick and highly customized. McGovern received her bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in systems engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include in-line and post-manufacturing inspection solutions; NDE of materials, components, and structures; digital signal and image processing; process monitoring; and prognosis of materials and components. She uses several NDT methods and techniques, including UT, IR, X-ray DR/CT, and laser UT.