COLUMBUS, OH - The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) is excited to announce Marybeth Miceli as the host of the new ASNT Learn webinar series, Innovation in NDT.

Industry veteran Miceli is world renowned for her more than 25 years of experience in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and testing (NDT) in civil infrastructure. Having previously organized webinars for The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Transportation Research Board, she understands the accessibility webinars provide over other learning opportunities and its timeliness for the NDT community.

“We often work at odd hours and can be asked to work on an emergency basis. Less predictable schedules make travel to conferences difficult sometimes. We are meeting people where they are; which, given the number of people who are in NDT vs. the number of people who can attend the conferences, this is very exciting to reach such a huge number of NDT professionals who previously have not had access to this type of informational exchange.”

“The Innovation in NDT webinar series is a real step forward for the industry and for ASNT. It will greatly expand the way ASNT disseminates information to professionals from every sector and from every stage in their career and allow them to see the innovations being put to use in industry,” Miceli remarked on potential impact of the webinars.

Miceli has been active volunteer of ASNT for more than 20 years. Her desire to elevate the voice of the membership has led to her roles in various ASNT committees and councils including installation as the current Chair of the Women in NDT committee. In 2019, she completed her second 3-year term on the ASNT Board of Directors.

The Innovation in NDT webinar series kicks off on Thursday, February 27 at 1 PM ET with the topic “Humanlike Robots as Artificial Inspectors - The Science Fiction and Engineering Reality.” For registration and pricing information, visit

ASNT Learn is your timely connection to NDT best practices, applications of industry trends and technology, and world-class resources to support and accelerate your technical knowledge and achievement. Visit for information on other educational resources.

About ASNT

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, based in Columbus, Ohio, is an international technical society providing NDT industry servicing excellence to over 22,000 members and certificate holders in addition to a global audience of NDT stakeholders. ASNT provides standards adherence and services for the qualification and certification of NDT personnel, forums for the exchange of NDT technical information, and produces NDT educational materials and programs.

About Miceli

Marybeth Miceli is the President of Miceli Infrastructure Consulting, a company she founded in 2010 to help owners and emerging technology providers work together to solve some of the biggest challenges in the transportation infrastructure industry. Miceli is also the Co-Founder and a Principal of the We-NDT Marketing Network, which energizes the NDT industry with powerful brand building and effective business strategies in order to magnify the value of NDT in our world.



ASNT Announces Two Faculty Grant Recipients

8 September 2022

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) announces the recipients of two Faculty Grant award recognitions. The award encourages faculty members from engineering or science programs of United States universities and colleges to revise their existing courses or develop new courses to teach nondestructive testing/evaluation (NDT/NDE) by providing a financial grant.

Faculty Grants were awarded to Karen Johnson, PhD, and Esmeralda Vataj, PhD. 

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator in the Aviation Technologies program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Secretary/Treasurer and journal editor of the Aviation Technician Education Council. Dr. Johnson's undergraduate degree is in aviation maintenance technologies, and her graduate degrees are in curriculum and instruction with a focus on learning systems design and technology. Before working in academia, Dr. Johnson was a base mechanic on Bell 206-L1 helicopters for Air Evac Lifeteam, a provider of helicopter air ambulance services.  

Dr. Vatajis Director of First Year Physics in the Department of Physics at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). She develops, coordinates, and manages all aspects of the freshman curriculum and has developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses on NDT. Before joining NJIT, Dr. Vataj worked as a researcher/lecturer at the Institute of Applied Nuclear Physics, University of Tirana (Albania), where she participated in regional and national NDT projects. Dr. Vataj obtained her doctorate in physics from the University of Tirana. 

“ASNT is focused on advancing the body of knowledge and practice of NDT,” said Neal J. Couture, CAE, ASNT Executive Director. “These faculty grants support the excellent work of Drs. Johnson and Vataj as they work to advance NDT education by enabling the implementation of innovative NDT courses.”

About ASNT

Serving more than 22 000 members and certificate holders worldwide, ASNT, based in Columbus, Ohio, is the largest technical society for NDT professionals. ASNT certification and standards programs, publications, conferences, education, membership, and professional development programs are the foundation for expanding awareness of advancements in NDT. Governed by a volunteer group of officers and directors, ASNT is organized by councils representing interests relating to certification, engineering, research, education, and section operations.