Dr. Jon Goldsby, a materials research engineer in the Ceramics Branch in the Research & Technology Directorate at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, was among those recognized during this year’s annual Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Conference in Philadelphia.
Goldsby received the “Outstanding Technical Contribution Award” for his notable contributions to advance the development of ceramic materials for aerospace applications. The award was given during a black-tie awards gala on Feb. 18 during the 26th BEYA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Global Competitiveness Conference.
“Dr. Goldsby is a valuable member of our advanced materials research team here at Glenn, and I am proud to see him honored,” said Dr. Joe Grady, chief of the Ceramics Branch at Glenn. Grady added, “Jon’s expertise in ceramics and his efforts to reach out to young engineers makes him an excellent role model for young people who are considering engineering or research as a career.”
During Goldsby’s twenty-one years of experience at Glenn, he has established himself as a leader in the development of new test techniques for the measurement of critical properties of advanced ceramic materials and the development of advanced fabrication techniques for ceramic processing. He has also shown a strong commitment to education and outreach by his development of an advanced course in electricity and magnetism theory to instill in future engineers a realization that technical problem solving requires competency in analysis, visualization and physics-based intuition.
Goldsby began his career at Glenn in 1990 in the Ceramics Branch of the Materials and Structures Division. He received a bachelor’s degree in physics from John Carroll University, Cleveland, and his master’s of science and doctorate degrees in materials science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University, also in Cleveland.