Introducing Marybeth Miceli…

This month I would like to introduce a fascinating member of the North American Branch of BINDT. Marybeth Miceli is the rarest of NDT practitioners. She brings an enquiring mind, boundless enthusiasm, a willingness to volunteer her services, seemingly endless energy and a high intelligence to all of her activities.

Marybeth obtained her MS degree from Virginia Tech and her BS degree from The Johns Hopkins University. She recently became a member of BINDT and even more recently a Chartered Engineer (CEng). Marybeth has just started her second three-year term on the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) Board of Directors. She has already served a two-year term as the Section Operation Chair and five years as Chair of the Infrastructure Committee on the T&E Council.

Marybeth is the recipient of an ASNT Research Fellowship, the Young NDT Professional Award and the Mentoring Award and is the 2016 recipient of the Charles N Sherlock Meritorious Service Recognition. She is the youngest member to be named a Fellow at ASNT. She also helped create the awards for Advancement of Women in NDT, Advancement of Veterans in NDT and the William Via Bridge NDT Lifetime Service Award.

Marybeth is the Director of the Global Business Development and Consulting Division for Metal Fatigue Solutions. She owned and operated the consulting firm Miceli Infrastructure Consulting (MIC), Los Angeles, CA, for six years and is also a co-founder of the We-NDT Marketing Network (NV). Marybeth has 20 years’ experience in non-destructive evaluation and testing and is a materials science engineer with a background in civil infrastructure, technology transfer, failure analysis, quality assurance, advanced sensors and structural monitoring.

Marybeth works with asset owners to determine which NDT and structural health monitoring (SHM) technologies should be used on structures to obtain actionable data. Marybeth’s work has ranged from infrared thermography on fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge decks and acoustic microscopy research to the field testing of assets using UT, ET, MT, PT and VT as well as strain gauges and many advanced sensors.

Marybeth has worked on various projects, including the antenna of the Empire State Building and Ground Zero following 9/11, to multiple baseball stadiums, military assets and well over 100 bridges. Marybeth is also a consultant for the Department of Homeland Security on ageing infrastructure and on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Long Term Bridge Performance Program, (LTBP) Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and NDT advisory group.

Marybeth is also an invited member of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII) and is currently serving on the ASTM E07.10 committee and the editorial board of the Journal for Civil Engineering.

Marybeth has appeared on Modern Marvels (History Channel), Fox News, Fox’s Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, WNBC, and CBS-KDKA, as well as in USA Today, CNN Money and The Wall Street Journal, amongst others. Marybeth is a social media pioneer in the NDT field and created, produced and launched the social media-based NDT awareness campaign #whyiNDT on various platforms, as well as the ‘Flaw Photo Friday’ trend on LinkedIn.

Marybeth is a proud mother to Sammy, aged 7, and Mary Leigh, aged 4, and a loving wife to Damien Newton. She lives in Mar Vista, Los Angeles, and enjoys playing tennis, cycling, singing and playing her flute at church and recently earned her red belt in taekwondo. She recently completed her two-year term as President of her church council and is active in her community, supporting the disadvantaged and veterans through the American Aerospace Technical Academy (AATA) and running science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) programmes at her children’s school. Marybeth is originally from New Jersey and is a huge NY Giants (football) and NY Mets (baseball) fan.

Whew! And in her spare time?

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