Michael Halbig is a Materials Research Engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center (NASA GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. He has a B.S. in Physics from Illinois State University, a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a M.S. from Case Western Reserve University in Materials Science & Engineering. Prior to joining NASA GRC in 2010, he was a Materials Engineer from 1995 to 2010 with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Halbig has authored/co-authored more than 40 journal articles and proceedings papers and one book chapter. He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Engineering Ceramics Division (ECD) as the Vice-chair/Treasurer. He will be the Program Chair of the 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites to be held in Daytona Beach, Florida from January 26-31, 2014.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards and commendations from NASA and the U.S. Army, the National Commander’s Award for Science & Technology from the Naval Air Systems Command in 2010, and the Global Star Award from the ECD in 2012.
His past areas of research have been in the environmental durability, oxidation kinetics, oxidation inhibition, and thermal shock of carbon fibers, carbon fiber reinforced SiC composites, and ultra-high temperature ceramics. Currently, he is conducting research in developing joining and integration technologies and ceramic matrix composite materials for turbine engine applications.
Fulrath lecture topic: Integration Challenges in Silicon Carbide-Based Fuel Injectors