Leonard Bond

  • Professor
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Courtesy Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Main Office

2247 Howe Hall
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-1055
Fax: (515) 294-3262

Other Office(s)

151A Applied Science II
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-1055


  • PhD., Physics, City University - London

Interest Areas

  • Ultrasonics applied to nondestructive evaluation (NDE)
  • Advanced diagnostics and prognostics, to estimate safe service life, applied to aerospace and energy systems.

Brief Biography

Dr. Leonard Bond received his Ph.D. in physics from the City University, London. After completing his postdoc, which was sponsored by the UK’s Propellants, Explosives and Rocket Motors Establishment-Westcott, Dr. Bond held faculty positions at University College London (UCL). He also became the founding member of the UCL’s Nondestructive Evaluation Center and was appointed reader in ultrasonics. After leaving the UCL, Dr. Bond went on to become a research professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He was the founding director of the Idaho National Laboratory’s Center for Advanced Energy Studies National Laboratory. Most recently, he held the position of laboratory fellow at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Dr. Bond’s research has focused on the use of ultrasonics and fundamental physical acoustics to characterize materials for aging energy and defense systems. In 2010, Dr. Bond became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he is a Fellow of the UK’s Institute of Physics. He is the author or co-author of more than 250 publications. He has supervised 15 successful Ph.D. students, and holds 10 patents.