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Research Recognition for Innovation

The Research Recognition for Innovation recognizes highly distinguished individual breakthroughs in research in the field of NDE/NDT within the past five years.


Nominees must have contributed to a breakthrough in NDE/NDT research made within five years of the date of nomination, such as when a patent was issued, a publication was released, or a recognition granted.


Nominations must consist of:

  • A letter detailing the breakthrough and contributions of the nominee
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 letters of support

Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Click Here to Submit Your Nomination Online


The Awards and Honors Council evaluates all nominations.  

Award Timeline

  • Nomination deadline: 30 November
  • The recipient will be notified following the ASNT Annual Conference

For any questions regarding the award process or timeline, please contact ASNT’s Program Specialist at

2022 Recipient

Congratulations to Megan McGovern, PhD for receiving the 2022 Research Recognition for Innovation! Dr. McGovern is a senior researcher in the Manufacturing Systems Research Lab at General Motors (GM) Global Research and Development.

Research Recognition for Innovation

Past Recipients

Check out the full list of past recipients for the Research Recognition for Innovation.