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Glenn Research Center

Durability & Protective Coatings

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Advanced Environmental Barrier Coating Patent Issued for Protecting Silicon-Based Ceramics

A patent, entitled "Multifunctionally Graded Environmental Barrier Coatings for Silicon-Based Ceramic Components" by Dongming Zhu and Robert A. Miller (Durability & Protective Coatings Branch), was issued in June 2010. This patent discloses innovative multi-layered environmental ...

Advanced Thermal Barrier Coating Patent Issued

A patent, entitled "Low conductivity and high toughness tetragonal phase structured ceramic thermal barrier coatings," by Dongming Zhu and Robert A. Miller, has been issued in April 2010. This patent discloses a low conductivity, high toughness six-component thermal barrier coating systems, which ...

Nguyen, Lebron-Colon Selected for Recognition at 14th Annual Women of Color STEM Conference

Dr. QuynhGiao Nguyen

Dr. QuynhGiao Nguyen (Durability and Protective Coatings Branch) and Marisabel Lebron-Colon (Polymers Branch) are members of the Research and Technology Directorate that have been selected for recognition as "Technology All Stars" at the 14th Annual Women of Color STEM Conference. ...

NASA Tech Brief Published

A Tech Brief article for LEW-18330-1, entitled, "Comparison of the Cyclic Oxidation Behavior of Cold Sprayed CuCrAl-Coated And Uncoated GRCop-84 Substates For Space Launch Vehicles," has been published in the August 2009 issue of Tech Briefs Magazine. ...

NASA Glenn Materials Research Engineer Selected to Receive Women of Color Award

Dr. QuynhGiao Nguyen, Materials Research Engineer in the Durability and Protective Coatings Branch, was selected by Women of Color magazine to receive a 2009 Technology All-Star Award. She will receive her award at the 14th Annual Women of Color STEM Conference in Dallas, TX in October. ...

2008 NASA Software of the Year Award Received

Using recommendations from the NASA Software Advisory Panel (including Dr. Jay Horowitz of NASA Glenn Research Center's Mission Support Computing Office), the NASA Inventions and Contributions Board (ICB), including Dr. Donald Braun in the GRC Turbomachinery & Heat Transfer Branch and Dr. ...