This award was established to recognize highly distinguished individual breakthroughs in research in NDT. The innovative breakthrough shall have occurred within the previous five years of the date of nomination of the award. No more than one such award may be given in any calendar year and need not be given if there are no outstanding candidates nominated for the award. The awardee will present an overview lecture of the breakthrough at the Annual Research Symposium and receive an appropriate award, as established by the ASNT Research Council.
2006 : Dr. Shant Kenderian