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Ronald Noebe Dr. Ronald D. Noebe (NASA)
Senior Materials Research Engineer
(216) 433-2093
  • M.B.A., Cleveland State University
  • Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, The University of Michigan
  • M.E., Engineering Materials, The University of Michigan
  • M.S., Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Case Western Reserve University
  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Research Interests:
  • Development and verification of atomistic models based on the BFS method for calculating alloy energetics and the application of such models to the design and understanding of high-temperature ordered intermetallics and superalloys.
  • Development of impact resistant, lightweight metals and hybrid composites for fan containment structures. And investigation of the statistical nature of impact damage.- Design and characterization of brazing and joining techniques for ordered intermetallics (NiAl, TiAl), superalloys, and stainless steels.
  • Investigation of the partitioning behavior in Ni-base superalloys and various microstructural instabilities found in advanced superalloys.
  • Development of NiAl alloys and other intermetallic systems for turbine engine applications.
  • Development of plasma spray techniques for the production of high-strength superalloy sheet material.
  • Machining of advanced materials.
Active Professional Affiliations:
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS):
    • Member of the High Temperature Alloys Committee (1996-1999).
    • Symposium Organizer:
      • 'Interstitial and Substitutional Effects in Intermetallics,' Fall 1995.
      • 'Interstitial and Substitutional Effects in Intermetallics II,' Fall 1998.
      • 'Processing of High-Temperature Alloys,' Fall 1998.
  • ASM International:
    • Executive Committee member for the Cleveland Chapter of ASM International (1998-2001).
    • Materials Research Society (MRS):
      • Symposium Organizer - 'High Temperature Ordered Intermetallic Alloys VI', Fall 1994.
      • Symposium Organizer - 'High Temperature Ordered Intermetallic Alloys IX', Fall 2000.

Recent Honors/Awards:

  • Beta Gamma Sigma - International business honor society, 2000.
  • NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, 1999
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for the "Computational Materials Group", 1999
  • NASA Glenn Distinguished Publication Award, 1999
  • Cleveland Technical Societies Council (CTSC) Award for Technical Achievement, 1998
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