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Nigerian Scientist Robert Okogie Inducted Into NASA Hall Of Fame

The United States National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) has inducted a Nigerian-American scientist, Robert Olusola Okojie into its Inventors Hall of Fame.

According to NASA, Okogie joined the silicon carbide research group at the agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland in 1999 and has gained worldwide recognition as the leading expert on silicon carbide-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for use in extreme environments.

The scientist who has been working with NASA for 20 years has 21 patented inventions to his credit.

While 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 was also recognized in 2002 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” and in 2007 was a recipient of the Cleveland Executive Board Wings of Excellence award.

Okojie has Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute Of Technology.

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