NASA polymer scientist, Jess Waller, has received a prestigious award from two international standards organisations for his work on Nondestructive Testing Standards.
Awarded by ASTM International and SES, the recognition is presented to a person who has contributed the most outstanding service in a given year in the field of standards.
ASTM noted Dr. Waller’s many contributions in leading the development of standards for composite materials and aerospace materials over the last year.
Dr. Waller joined the staff at the NASA Johnson Space Center White Sands Testing Facility in New Mexico, USA, in 1995 upon completing his graduate studies. His work at White Sands has focused on investigating the compatibility of plastics and elastomers in hypergolic and oxygen-enriched media, nondestructive evaluation, and composite overwrapped pressure vessels, and he has led numerous shuttle, ISS, site and NASA agency support projects.