Shane D. Boone

Vice President of Nondestructive Evaluation, BDI



Shane D. Boone, Ph.D., Vice President of Nondestructive Evaluation at BDI, has spent nearly 15 years in the government, academic, and private sectors of specialized infrastructure inspection and monitoring. He specializes in the research, development, and application of nondestructive testing & evaluation (NDT/NDE) technologies and health monitoring for the transportation, nuclear, power, oil and gas, defense, and telecom industries, among others. Dr. Boone founded SDB Technologies Inc. in March of 2015 with the goal of developing and utilizing new technologies and partnering with other leaders in this field to provide infrastructure owners with advanced tools for their asset management. In July of 2016, SDB Technologies and BDI merged.

Previously, Dr. Boone worked for the Federal Highway Administration for whom he managed the Agency’s NDE Program and performed research on the inspection of bridges, pavements, culverts, tunnels, and other transportation infrastructure, and the fusion of multiple NDT/NDE techniques. Additionally, he assisted in the development of
the Long Term Bridge Performance Program’s Structural Health Monitoring Committee.

He began his career in Oak Ridge, TN, where for ten years he performed NDE on multiple nuclear facilities and systems and developed high-speed structural and machine health monitoring systems for the Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DOD) and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Dr. Boone earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Utah State University, and his B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has served as an adjunct assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Utah State University and the University of Tennessee. He serves as the chair of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing’s Structural Materials Technology Conference and Infrastructure Committee, sits on the TRB’s AFF40, Field Testing and Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) of Transportation Structures, Committee, and is a member of multiple professional organizations dealing with the nation’s bridges and infrastructure.