We take pride in recognizing exceptional individuals who have significantly contributed to the nondestructive testing (NDT) field. Our awards and honors celebrate outstanding achievements and highlight NDT practitioners as experts in their respective domains. Carefully deliberated by esteemed peers and committees, these accolades symbolize excellence, innovation, and dedicated service. Explore the diverse awards and honors ASNT bestows upon deserving professionals, encouraging continued growth and innovation within the NDT community.
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Must be an ASNT member Multiple honorees Involves research in NDE/NDT
50 Year Member Recognition
The 50 Year Member Recognition formally recognizes individuals who have been members of the Society for 50 years or longer.
Advancement of Active Military and Veterans in NDT Recognition
This recognition encourages active military and/or veterans to enter and thrive in the field of NDT.
Advancement of Women in NDT Recognition
This recognition distinguishes individuals or organizations who encourage women to enter and thrive in the field of NDT.
Charles N. Sherlock Meritorious Service Award
The Charles N. Sherlock Meritorious Service Award provides recognition for an individual’s outstanding voluntary service to the Society, through a single or aggregate activities, though not necessarily in any single year.
Fellow of ASNT
A Fellow of ASNT is an individual member of the Society who is of outstanding professional distinction and who has made continued significant contributions to the advancement of NDT/NDE.
George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation
The George L. Pherigo Tutorial Citation recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions and efforts in the area of NDT education and training.
George C. Wheeler Excellence in Personnel Certification Recognition
This recognition acknowledges individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and advancement of ASNT’s programs for the qualification and certification of personnel for NDT.
The Lester/Mehl Honor Lecture recognizes outstanding contributors to the field of NDT by selecting an individual to speak on a subject with direct bearing on the use of NDT.
Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year Award
The Lou DiValerio Technician of the Year Award acknowledges those ASNT members who are deserving technicians, encouraging their continued participation in the Society.
The Mentoring Award recognizes individuals or organizations/groups in the Society who work to encourage others to reach goals and set examples to the rest of the membership of what they could be accomplishing as mentors.
New NDT Professional Recognition
The New NDT Professional Recognition is given to individuals whose initial career contributions exemplify high standards of excellence in the areas of professional achievement and meritorious service.
The Outstanding Paper Award recognizes high degrees of effort toward technical achievement in NDT through the publication in Materials Evaluation and Research in Nondestructive Evaluation.
Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member Award
The Philip D. Johnson Honorary Member Award is the highest lifetime ASNT award bestowed upon a longtime member of the Society who is appreciated at the national level – and perhaps internationally – for many years (minimum 20) of meritorious service in the technology of nondestructive testing.
This recognition acknowledges highly distinguished individual breakthroughs in research in the field of NDE/NDT within the past five years.
This recognition acknowledges outstanding sustained contributions in NDE/NDT research by a single individual.
Robert C. McMaster Gold Medal Award
The Robert C. McMaster Gold Medal Award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions or significant advancement in any area of NDT and/or the Society.
Ward Rummel Engineering Excellence Award
The Ward Rummel Engineering Excellence Award is to recognize outstanding sustained contributions in NDT engineering by a single individual.
William Via Bridge NDT Lifetime Service Recognition
The William Via Bridge NDT Lifetime Service Recognition acknowledges outstanding voluntary service to the bridge and highway NDT/NDE industry.