ASNT Forges Strategic Partnership as a Sponsor for the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation at Iowa State University

9 January 2024

(Columbus, OH) - The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) is proud to announce its collaboration with the Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE) at Iowa State University (ISU) as a sponsor. This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in advancing research and development in the field of inspection and sensing technologies.  

"ASNT's sponsorship directly contributes to advancing CNDE's mission objectives, creating a symbiotic relationship that benefits ASNT, CNDE, and the wider nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E) community,” said Neal J. Couture, CAE, ASNT Chief Executive Officer. “This collaboration underscores ASNT's unwavering commitment to propel the field of nondestructive testing forward, showcasing our dedication to champion research, education, and innovation through collaborative partnerships with an esteemed institution such as CNDE." 

CNDE, a dedicated research organization, focuses on both fundamental and applied science, technology, and engineering know-how. The Center plays a crucial role in shaping the future of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) through its mission to be the preeminent national leader in these domains. 

“ASNT and CNDE have long served the NDT&E community,” said Reza Zoughi, PhD, CNDE Director. “ASNT and CNDE have a strong history of collaboration, and I look forward to building upon this history to strengthen the relationship between our organizations further. By becoming a CNDE sponsor, I look forward to working with ASNT to bring about significant benefits for the broader NDT&E industry.” 

By actively promoting, developing, and guiding a national agenda for the future of NDE, ASNT will engage with CNDE through its position serving on CNDE’s Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). The IAB, comprising a diverse array of industrial and governmental organizations, collaborates closely with CNDE scientists, faculty members, engineers, and students. 

About ASNT   

ASNT is the association for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals committed to making the world a safer place. NDT professionals detect irregularities, flaws, and defects in materials, components, and structures that could compromise the safety, reliability, or functionality of an object or structure. Established in 1941, ASNT supports members with certifications, professional development, industry insights, advocacy, events, publications, and networking opportunities, and is focused on fostering the growth of future generations of NDT professionals through the ASNT Foundation. Serving more than 22 000 members and certificate holders worldwide, ASNT is the largest technical society for NDT professionals. ASNT is based in Columbus, Ohio, with offices in Houston, Texas, and Chennai, India.   

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