National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Structures & Materials

Francisco Solá Featured in ‘Meet a NASA Glenn Employee’

Francisco Sola

Francisco Solá, Materials Research Engineer in the Advanced Metallics Branch, is involved in several research projects mainly within the Structures and Materials Division and is currently support research projects in nanotechnology, advanced thermoelectrics and nanocomposite blades. He was recently ...

Advances in Aerogels at NASA Glenn Recognized by NorTech

Dr. Guo, left, and Dr. Meador.

Polyimide aerogels developed by researchers at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland recently won the top award at this year's NorTech Innovation Awards ceremony. The NorTech Innovation Awards recognize Northeast Ohio's most innovative organizations and leaders. Each year, NorTech, in ...

Vivake Asnani Featured in ‘Meet a NASA Glenn Employee’

Vivake Asnani with Spring Tire

Vivake Asnani, Mechanical Research Engineer in the Tribology and Mechanical Components Branch, was recently featured on the NASA Glenn Research Center website section, ”Meet a NASA Glenn Employee.” "My career has been focused on creating new mechanical and electro-mechanical mechanisms. Examples ...

NASA Glenn Advancements in Green Energy and Lightweight Materials Win R&D 100 Awards

Dr. Haiquan Guo and Dr. Mary Ann Meador

Technologies developed at NASA's Glenn Research Center are among those in the top 100 technologically significant new products in 2012, as announced last week by R&D Magazine. The technologies and teams selected include the following: The SolarVolt Module, developed by a team that ...

NASA Glenn Garners Recognition for its Technologies in Three Different Venues

Innovative technologies with significant commercial potential that were developed by researchers at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland were recently recognized with awards from three different organizations. The most recent was awarded by the Federal Laboratory Consortium at its National ...

Dr. Dongming Zhu Honored with Asian American Engineer of the Year Award

Dr. Dongming Zhu

Dr. Dongming Zhu was honored as Asian American Engineer of the Year for his "sustained significant contributions and innovation in ceramic coating development for aircraft engine hot section materials." during the 2012 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award Banquet at Albuquerque, NM on March 3, ...

Dr. Jon Goldsby Receives Black Engineer of the Year Award

Dr. Jon Goldsby

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 ...

Rebecca MacKay Featured in ‘Meet a NASA Glenn Employee’

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Rebecca MacKay, materials research engineer in the Structures and Materials Division, was recently featured on the NASA Glenn Research Center website section, ”Meet a NASA Glenn Employee.” "My specialty is metallic materials that are capable of being used in the most demanding service conditions ...

Aerogels: Thinner, Lighter, Stronger

Aerogels

Picture preparing a bowl full of a sweet, gelatin dessert. The gelatin powder is mixed with hot water, and then the mixture is cooled in a refrigerator until it sets. It is now a gel. If that wiggly gel were placed in an oven and all of the moisture dried out of it, all that would be left would be a ...

Silver Snoopy Awards Received

David F. Chao and John B. McQuillen (Fluid Physics & Transport Branch), Terri L. McKay (Bio Sciences & Technology Branch), Kevin J. Melcher (Controls & Dynamics Branch), and Joe A. Buehler (Advanced Metallics Branch)  are among 16 GRC employees who received 2010 Silver Snoopy Awards ...