Prof. Dr.Ing. Hermann Wuestenberg, April 1938 - was born in Saarbrücken. He studied telecommunication at the TU Berlinwhere he received also his Dr.-Ing. in 1971. In 1973 Hermann Wüstenberg received the first DGZfP Berthold Award for his research of sound fields of angle beam probes.Since 1965 he works at the BAM Berlin, from 1967 he served as manager of BAMs Ultrasonic laboratory, and waspromoted to manager of the NDT Acoustic and Electrical Methods laboratory in 1992. In 1992 Wuestenberg began teaching NDT at the TU Berlin.Since 1987 he is chair of the DGZfP ultrasonic committee and member of the reactor safety committee of Germans environment ministry. In 1994 he received the ECNDT Award for innovation.Prof. Wuestenberg is an outstanding NDT professional who has contributed significantly to the research and development. Moreover, he has the true international spirit and is familiarwith a wide range of NDT methods and applications all over the world. Since the end of 2001, he is retired from BAM, but is still active in some committees and in teaching.