Donald O. Thompson Research Recognition for Innovation Award

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

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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.

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The Awards and Honors Council evaluates all nominations.  

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