Pressure, Temperature, and Recession Measurements in Extreme Environments

Pressure, Temperature, and Recession Measurements in Extreme Environments
About the Event

NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) had been advancing the development of single crystal microsystems technologies, culminating in the reported demonstration of batch fabricated MEMS-scale SiC pressure sensors at 800 °C. As a result of the progress made in demonstrating the high temperature capability of the technology, further maturation is currently in progress, with the goal toward deployment in operational environments (i.e., jet engines and planet Venus).

For more information on these sensing systems, please visit:

Combined Pressure and Temperature Sensor for Hot Harsh Environments

Robust Sensors Detect Material Ablation and Temperature Changes

During the webinar, you will learn about these new sensing systems and how NASA’s technologies and capabilities are available to industry and other organizations through NASA’s Technology Transfer Program.

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Presenter: Dr. Robert Okojie

Dr. Robert S. Okojie received the BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, between 1991 and 1996.  He was a Senior Research Scientist at Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc., Leonia, NJ, from 1993 to 1997, developing high temperature ohmic contacts to SiC semiconductor pressure sensors for high temperature applications; He was Senior Research Engineer at Ford Microelectronics, Colorado Springs, CO, in 1997, developing MEMS-based sensors, smart fuel injectors, and associated packaging technologies.  He joined the SiC research group at NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland OH, in August 1999, as an Electronics Engineer, primarily developing enabling technologies for silicon carbide microsystems for extreme environments.  He had served as the Associate Project Investigator in Hypersonic Project Experimental Capabilities of the NASA Fundamental Aeronautics Program between 2006 and 2009.

Dr Okojie was inducted into the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame in 2020, received the 2012 NASA Glenn Research Center Distinguished Publication Award in 2012, in 2009 the Abe Silverstein Medal for Research, and numerous other awards between 2002 and 2018.

Dr Okojie is a Senior Member of the IEEE and member and published over 50 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings relating to high temperature MEMS technology, and a contributing author to the CRC MEMS Handbook. Dr Okojie has mentored over 20 student interns since joining the Agency.

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