Short CV/Education and training

  • 1973 – 1979
    Studied materials science at Saarland University

  • 1979
    Diplom degree in materials science engineering

  • Since 1980
    Research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing Methods (IZFP)

  • 1990
    Doctorate in engineering

  • Since 2000
    Department head

Selected publications

  • Altpeter, I. et al.: Micro-magnetic evaluation of micro residual stresses of the IInd and IIIrd order. In: NDT & E International 42(4), 2009. pp. 283-290. DOI:

  • Altpeter, I. et al.: Industrial integration of residual stress measuring NDT-systems based on ultrasonics and micromagnetics. In: Chimenti, D.E., Thompson, D.O.: Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation. 24B: 25.-30.07.2004, Golden, Colorado Melville, N.Y.: AIP, 2005. pp. 1387-1393 (AIP conference proceedings 760, B).

  • Altpeter, I. et al.: Robust solutions of inverse problems in eletromagnetic non-destructive evaluation. In: Inverse problems 18(6), 2002. pp. 1907-1921. DOI:

  • Altpeter, I. et al.: Copper precipitates in 15 NiCuMoNb 5 (WB 36) steel: Material properties and microstructure, atomistic simulation and micromagnetic NDE techniques. In: Nuclear Engineering and Design 206(2-3), 2001. pp. 337-350. DOI:

  • Altpeter, I. et al.: Charakterisierung dünner Ferromagneten mit Hilfe der Barkhausenrausch-Mikroskopie. In: Praktische Metallographie 37(5), 2000. pp. 261-270.

  • Altpeter, I. et al.: Barkhausen- und Wirbelstrommikroskopie zur Werkstoffcharakterisierung und Eigenspannungsmessungen im Mikrometerbereich. In: Materna-Morris, E. et al.: Fortschritte in der Metallographie. Vortragstexte der 31. Metallographie-Tagung Frankfurt: DGM Informationsgesellschaft, 1998. pp. 415-420 (Praktische Metallographie, special issue)

  • Altpeter, I.: Nondestructive evaluation of cementite content in steel and white cast iron using inductive Barkhausen noise. In: Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation 15(2), 1996. pp. 45-60. DOI:

  • Altpeter, I. et al.: Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung von Nitrierschichten. In: Härterei-Technische Mitteilungen: HTM 51(6), 1996. pp. 386-389.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Society for Nondestructive Testing (DGZfP)


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