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Nigerian-American Robert Okojie Becomes Fourth Black Person On NASA Hall Of Fame

Nigerian-American Inventor, Robert Okojie celebrates induction into the Inventors Hall of Fame of the National Aeronautics Space Administration’s (NASA). Robert becomes one out of 36 persons respected in NASA, and fourth Black individual adorned with such esteemed honour.


As indicated by the office, it honours trendsetters who are making critical impacts on the US by developing new inventions. Robert joined the silicon carbide research team at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland in 1999. He has received worldwide acknowledgement as a great expert on silicon carbide-based microelectromechanical frameworks (MEMS) for use in outrageous conditions.


He holds more than 20 licenses identifying with high-temperature gadgets, including a few authorised for business use that could decrease rocket weight, and in this manner dispatch cost and fuel utilisation while leaving extra space for logical payloads.

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Additionally, Robert Okojie has distributed more than 50 peer-reviewed papers identifying with his field.


During his decades at Glenn, Okojie received numerous accolades, including in 2009 the NASA Abe Silverstein Medal for Research and in 2012 the Glenn Research Center Distinguished Publication Award. He is recognised as the Scientist of the Year by the National Technical Association for his ‘exceptional accomplishments in advancing the state–of–the–art of MEMS for use in harsh environments’ in 2002.  And in 2007, he was a recipient of the Cleveland Executive Board Wings of Excellence award.


Robert Okojie has also guided a few understudies at Glenn. Each understudy has accomplished high scholastic and expert achievement in their different fields. According to NASA, Mr Okojie’s research focuses on single-chip integrated multifunctional sensing for extreme environments.


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