The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has honoured and inducted into the famous ‘Inventors Hall of Fame,’ a Nigerian scientist living in that country, Dr. Robert Okojie.
NASA manages the space programme and conducts aeronautics and space research. Okojie joined the silicon carbide research group at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland in 1999.
By this honour, Dr. Okojie follows a handful of distinguished Nigerian innovators and inventors across the United States recognized for their scientific feats.
He has 21 US patents to date, 20 of which he acquired while working in NASA, with two additional patents on the way.
Okojie gained worldwide recognition as leading expert on silicon carbide-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) used in extreme environments.