John W. Connell

John W. Connell is a senior scientist in the Advanced Materials and Processing Branch at the NASALangleyResearchCenter in Hampton, VA (USA) 

His background covers a broad range of advanced materials issues including chemistry, characterization, and processing of high temperature polymers and composites, and space environmentally durable materials. He received B.S. (Chemistry) and Ph.D. (Organic/Polymer Chemistry) degrees from VirginiaCommonwealthUniversity in 1982 and 1986, respectively.  He is the author or coauthor of over 90 reviewed journal articles, over 100 other referenceable publications (conference proceedings), over 35 U.S. Patents, 3 book chapters, 1 book and Editor of two Special Edition Journal Issues.  More than seven of his patents have been licensed to US and foreign companies and developed into commercial products.  He has received several NASA awards including the prestigious Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement in 1997, Richard T. Whitcomb Aerospace Technology Transfer Awards in 1998, 2001 and 2004, the Turning Goals into Reality Award in 1998 and co-inventor of the year at NASA Langley in 1994.  He is presently the Editor-in-Chief of the High Performance Polymers Journal and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE).

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