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ASNT Announces Two Research Recognition Recipients

10 August 2021

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) announces the recipients of two award recognitions: Research Recognition for Innovation and Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence. 

Research Recognition for Innovation

ASNT is proud to bestow the Research Recognition for Innovation to Joseph T. Case, Ph.D. The Research Recognition for Innovation recognizes highly distinguished individual breakthroughs in research in the field of nondestructive testing/evaluation (NDT/E) within the past five years. Case has been a member of the technical staff at the Aerospace Corp. since January 2014. He performs research in the Physical Sciences Laboratory in the field of NDT for microwave and millimeter wave, ultrasound, X-ray, thermography, and more. His research interests include real-time imaging systems, digital signal and image processing, multimodal NDE, freehand image formation, synthetic aperture radar, three-dimensional rendering, and numerical methods.

Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence

The Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence is presented to an ASNT member for outstanding sustained contributions in NDT/NDE research by a single individual. This year’s winner is Joseph L. Rose, Ph.D. Rose is the Paul Morrow Professor Emeritus in the Engineering Science and Mechanics Department at Penn State University who retired from Penn State in 2019. Rose is also the Founder of the company FBS Inc. dba Guidedwave, a company dedicated to guided wave innovation in NDE and structural health monitoring. Rose has been an international leader in the fields of wave mechanics, ultrasound, and ultrasonic guided waves for over four decades. He has received many awards for his ground-breaking work in ultrasonic guided waves.

“It is such an honor to recognize the commitment and expertise of both of these researchers and their contributions to the field of NDT/NDE,” said Heather Cowles, CAE, ASNT Director of Membership and Engagement. “These recognitions were created by ASNT to encourage and bring attention to the dedication and accomplishments of those conducting NDT/NDE research.”


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.