Anne Francoise Obaton

French National Metrology Institute (NMI)

Dr. habil. Anne-Françoise Obaton has been involved in metrology at the French National Metrology Institute (NMI): Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d'Essais (LNE) in Paris since 2000. Her research focused on optical metrology until December 2013, and then on metrology for additive manufacturing (AM) since January 2014. She is conducting research on the investigation and qualification of volumetric non-destructive testing (NDT) methods for quality insurance of AM parts. She is currently focusing on X-ray computed tomography (XCT) and resonant ultrasound spectroscopy (RUS). Related to this topic, she has been staying abroad, as guest researcher, in several organizations (BAM and PTB in Germany, DTU in Denmark and NIST in USA, for one year in 2018). From May 2023, for one year, she was a visiting researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California, USA, to be involved only in XCT. Since 2014, she is involved in standardization on AM: ISO/TC261-ASTM/F42, joint group JG59 on “NDT for AM parts”. In addition, since 2022, she is involved in ASTM E07.01 Radiology (X and Gamma) Method specifically on XCT and E07.06 Ultrasonic Method specifically on RUS. In parallel, she is strongly involved in the XCT and AM working groups of the French Confederation for Non-destructive Testing (COFREND).