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Celebrating the Remarkable Achievements of Dr. Mrityunjay Singh

Celebrating the Remarkable Achievements of Parallax Advanced Research Scientist, Dr. Mrityunjay Singh: NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal and Honorary Doctorate from AGH University





Cleveland, Ohio– Dr. Mrityunjay Singh, Chief Scientist of the R&D Division at the Ohio Aerospace Institute, which is wholly affiliated with Parallax Advanced Research, is an eminent specialist and global leader in the field of advanced materials and manufacturing technologies. On May 30, 2023, Dr. Singh was honored with the “NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal,” which is a prestigious accolade awarded by NASA to non-government individuals for their notable leadership accomplishments that have significantly influenced the NASA Mission. Dr. Singh’s extraordinary contributions to the field of high temperature materials technology were recognized and honored by NASA at the awards ceremony which took place on May 30, 2023, in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to his NASA Award, on June 2, 2023, Dr. Singh was awarded an honorary doctorate from AGH University in Krakow, Poland in recognition of his remarkable scientific achievements in modern engineering ceramics and his significant contributions to the global ceramic community.


“The recognition bestowed upon me by both NASA and AGH University is truly humbling,” said Dr. Singh. “It serves as a testament to the years of dedication and commitment I have invested in the development of high temperature materials technologies critical to the success of NASA missions and the collective knowledge of our humanity.”


NASA Outstanding Public Leadership Medal

Dr. Singh has revolutionized the aerospace industry through his groundbreaking work in ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), spanning over three decades. His contributions have greatly impacted NASA programs and enabled the integration of advanced materials into aerospace systems. Dr. Singh’s pioneering efforts extend to various areas, including CMC development, space shuttle repairs, thermal management systems, multi-material integration, environmentally friendly manufacturing, and 3D printing/additive manufacturing. His expertise and leadership have influenced materials research strategies and engineering, inspiring future generations in the field.


“Dr. Singh’s outstanding accomplishments highlight the power of dedication, innovation, and collaboration in advancing scientific frontiers, “said Dennis Andersh, President, and CEO of Parallax Advanced Research. “Dr. Singh’s unwavering commitment to high temperature materials technology further emphasizes his significant contribution to NASA’s success and the progress of the aerospace industry.”



Honorary Doctorate from AGH University

The honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from AGH University–a prestigious technical university founded in 1913–recognized Dr. Singh for his pioneering contributions in the development and implementation of advanced ceramics and composites in aeronautics, energy, and space exploration systems. The university held an International Symposium on Challenges in the Development of Ceramic Materials in his honor. AGH University has previously awarded honorary doctorates to distinguished individuals such as Pope John Paul II, Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman, Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla), Lakshmi N. Mittal (Executive Chairman of ArcelorMittal), N. R. Narayana Murthy (Founder of Infosys), Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli (co-founder of Cadence Design Systems and UC Berkeley), and Prof. Lindsay Greer from the UK, among others. Following the honorary doctorate award ceremony, Dr. Mrityunjay Singh delivered a master lecture titled “Materials, Society, and Sustainable Development,” showcasing his expertise and vision in the field.


Photos by Zbigniew Sulima, courtesy of AGH University: Dr. Mrityunjay Singh after receiving honorary doctorate from AGH University.

“We applaud Dr. Singh’s remarkable achievements and extend our sincere gratitude to him for tirelessly pushing the boundaries of knowledge, propelling us toward a brighter future,” said Dr. John Sankovic, Executive Vice President of Parallax Advanced Research, and the Ohio Aerospace Institute. “The collective achievements of Dr. Singh serve as an inspiration for all of us to reach for the stars.



About Parallax Advanced Research  

Parallax Advanced Research is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit research institute that tackles global challenges by accelerating innovation and developing technology and solutions through strategic partnerships with government, industry, and academia across Ohio and the Nation. Together with academia, Parallax accelerates innovation that leads to breakthroughs. Together with the government, Parallax tackles critical global challenges and delivers new solutions. Together with the industry, Parallax develops groundbreaking ideas and speeds them to market. Parallax has offices in Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio, and Arlington, Virginia.  


About Ohio Aerospace Institute  

The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) research institute that was established in 1989 and is wholly affiliated with Parallax Advanced Research as of January 1, 2023. OAI operates throughout Ohio, with offices located in Cleveland and Dayton. OAI receives financial support from the Ohio Government and holds the distinction of being the first NASA-associated collaborative institute aimed at nurturing connections between universities, aerospace industries, and government organizations. Through its strong partnerships with U.S. Federal laboratories, the State of Ohio, Ohio research universities, and the aerospace industry, OAI actively fosters collaborations, consortia, and public-private partnerships. OAI manages aerospace research, education, and workforce development projects worth over $300 million, and, thus, plays a pivotal role in advancing the aerospace industry in Ohio and for the Nation. To learn more about OAI, please visit