Michael C. Halbig is a Senior Materials Research Engineer and Tech Lead for Additive Manufacturing / Joining & Integration of Composite Materials at the 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. in Materials Science & Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. 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. He has authored/co-authored more than 60 journal articles and proceedings papers and two book chapters.
He is recipient of numerous awards and recognition to include: ASM International Fellowship (2018), NASA Honor Award of Exceptional Technology Achievement (2018), Distinguished Project Engineering Award from the Engineers’ Council (2018), the National Commander’s Award for Science & Technology from the Naval Air Systems Command, ECD Global Star Award, ACerS Global Ambassador Award, Richard M. Fulrath Award (2013), and William B. Johnson International Inter-professional Founders Award from the Engineers’ Council.
He has provided outstanding and long-term services to society in various roles. He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology and current Trustee and a past Chair of the Engineering Ceramics Division. He has also served as Program Chair of the 38th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites in Daytona Beach, Florida. He has served on several society and division level committees including ACerS Nominating Committee, Samuel Geijsbeek PACRIM International Award Committee, Richard M. Fulrath Award Committee, and the W. David Kingery Award Committee, and is the current chair of the ECD Jubilee Global Diversity Award Committee. He will serve as the Chair of the 14th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology in Vancouver, Canada in May 2021.