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Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence

The Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence acknowledges outstanding sustained contributions in NDE/NDT research by a single individual.


Nominees must have made outstanding, sustained contributions in the field of NDE/NDT research.


Nominations must consist of:

  • A letter with a summary of important achievements and contributions of the nominee in the field of NDE/NDT
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 letters of support

Click Here to Submit Your Nomination Online


The Non-Financial Recognition & Honors Committee selects up to one individual per year. The recipient is required to deliver a plenary address on his or her breakthrough during ASNT’s Research Symposium. If the presentation is not given, the Recognition may be retracted.

Award Timeline

  • Nomination deadline: 30 September
  • The Non-Financial Recognition and Honors Committee will provide its recommendation to the Board of Directors before or during ASNT’s Annual Conference
  • The recipient will be notified following the ASNT Annual Conference

For any questions regarding the award process or timeline, please contact ASNT’s Communities and Sections Manager, Jessica Ames (

Lalita Udpa

2020 Recipient

Dr. Lalita Udpa is a university distinguished professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University.

Past Recipients

Check out the full list of past recipients for the Research Recognition for Sustained Excellence