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February 12th, 2009

Chinese groups honor U.S. ceramist for ‘green’ ceramics, space-repair system

Published on February 12th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

A scientist at the Ohio Aerospace Institute has been chosen by two major Chinese scientific groups to receive an award in recognition of his accomplishments in materials science and technology research. Mrityunjay “Jay” Singh is being singled out for the Lee Hsun Lecture Award administered by the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science and the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Singh, chief scientist at the OAI, has gained renowned for his efforts to develop in-space systems that can used to make repairs in thermal tile surfaces such as those found on the space shuttles. Singh’s Glenn Refractory Adhesive for Bonding and Exterior Repair material used for both large repairs and small cracks in the shuttle’s reinforced carbon-carbon composite thermal protection system. Singh also developed a series of “green” ceramics made from sawdust and silicon carbide.

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