Sebastian Fernandes completed his engineering degree in 1979 as Bachelor of Technology in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He subsequently completed a master’s degree in Quality Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences. Both of these institutes are among the best in India.
He holds ASNT NDE Level III certification in seven methods and ISO 9712 NDE Level III, approved by the British Institute of NDT in addition to CSWIP Level 3 in UT Phased Array and ToFD . He has been working in the fields of NDT, Quality Management, Design and Welding Engineering functions for in excess of 40 years in a wide range of industries including Oil and Gas Construction, Refinery construction and Maintenance, infrastructure, Onshore and Offshore Pipelines and shipbuilding/Shiprepair,. He has served on the board of examiners in the Indian Society of NDT (ISNT) from 1986 – 89. He serves on the Certification Management Council of ASNT and is a member of the Board of Directors.
Sebastian is a IRCA registered Principal Quality Auditor and has several other certifications including. European / International Welding Engineer (European Engineering Council), ASQ Certified Manager – Quality and Organizational Excellence, ASQ Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector B Gas Painting Inspector.
He is currently the Secretary and Treasurer of the ASNT UAE Section. He has held the position of Secretary continuously for the past five years and has been instrumental in collating activities and related points toward the ASNT President’s Award for Operational Excellence - The UAE section achieved the Gold status (2018 – 19)after being at Silver for the previous two years. He heads the Certification Oversight Committee in the UAE chapter of ASNT and is actively involved in increasing awareness about correct application of ASNT SNT TC 1A.
Sebastian has contributed toward review of ASNT documents and developing of training and Examination material for ASNT, ASQ and The Welding Institute (UK). He has conducted several training programs in NDT, welding and Quality Management and participant in the ASNT Webinar series.