The purpose of the Outstanding Paper Recognition is to encourage a high degree of effort toward technical, educational, or managerial achievement in NDT through publication in Materials Evaluation and in Research in Nondestructive Evaluation (RNDE). Recipients of the recognition are selected on the merit of written contributions published by the Society during the previous calendar year. Selection is based equally on the material’s originality, usefulness, and clarity and on the appropriateness and accuracy of its supporting material.
The winners of the 2019 Outstanding Paper Recognition for Materials Evaluation are Shimin Pan, Donglai Zhang, and Enchao Zhang for their paper titled “Quantitative MFL Testing Technique for Strand Rope Based on a Small Number of Discontinuity Samples,” published in Materials Evaluation, Vol. 76, No. 8, August 2018, pp. 1108–1117.
The winners of the 2019 Outstanding Paper Award for RNDE are Ahmed Balamesh, Mohammad Salloum, and Samir Abdul-Majid for their paper titled “Feasibility of a New Moving Collimator for Industrial Backscatter Imaging,” published in RNDE, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2018, pp. 143–155.