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Yolanda Hinton


Yolanda L. Hinton is a research engineer with 21 years experience in non-destructive evaluation of composite materials.  She works in the Vehicle Technology Center of the Army Research Laboratory which is located at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.  She has conducted research on the applications of acoustic emission and infrared thermography, techniques used in the detection of defects and damage in composite materials.  Her current research involves nonlinear acoustics for measuring fatigue damage in metal structures.

Ms. Hinton has memberships with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM); the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT); and the National Technical Association (NTA).  She holds position of President of the Black Alumni of MIT (BAMIT) at the Hampton Roads Chapter and is the Chairman of the Membership Committee for Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.  Furthermore, she is a Trustee for the Technology Broadcasting Corporation (WMBR-FM Radio) and  has published 17 journal articles and conference proceedings.

Ms. Hinton earned both her B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT).

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