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ASNT Announces Fellowship Award Recipients

1 October 2021

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) announces the recipients of the Fellowship Award. The Fellowship Award provides financial support to academic institutions in the United States with graduate educational research programs in the form of a $20 000 award for high-quality research activities in science and technology at the graduate level.

Fellowship Awards were awarded to:

Georgia Institute of Technology

Faculty member Christopher Saldana, PhD, and student Elliott W. Jost for their proposal titled, “Computed Tomography–Based Structural Modeling for NDE of Additively Manufactured Lattices.”

Iowa State University

Faculty members Simon Laflamme, PhD, and David J. Eisenmann, PhD, and student Han Liu for their proposal titled, “Corrugated Sensing Skin for Continuous Monitoring of Welds.”

Michigan State University

Faculty member Lalita Udpa, PhD, and student Srijan Datta for their proposal titled, “Design of Metamaterial Lens for Enhancing Far Field Microwave Imaging Resolution.” 

Faculty members Yiming Deng, PhD, and Mahmoodul Haq, PhD, with student Rajendra Prasath Palanisamy for their proposal titled, “Application of Guided Waves for Controlled Electromagnetic Targeted Heating of Continuous Bond Line.”

New Mexico State University

Faculty member Ehsan Dehghan-Niri, PhD, and student Hamidreza Nemati for their proposal titled, “Developing Bio-inspired Tap-Testing for Inspection of Wooden Structures.”

“Supporting nondestructive testing (NDT) research is critical to the advancement of the industry,” said Neal Couture, ASNT Executive Director. “This outstanding group of faculty and student researchers are conducting research that will have an important impact on NDT for years to come.”

About ASNT

Serving more than 22 000 members and certificate holders worldwide, ASNT, based in Columbus, Ohio, is the largest technical society for NDT professionals. ASNT certification and standards programs, publications, conferences, education, membership, and professional development programs are the foundation for expanding awareness of advancements in NDT. Governed by a volunteer group of officers and directors, ASNT is organized by councils representing interests relating to certification, engineering, research, education, and section operations.