Principal Investigator

Michael V Nathal
NASA Glenn Research Center

Michael Nathal is the Branch Chief of the Advanced Metallics Branch in the Structures and Materials Division at Glenn Research Center. He earned his PhD in Materials Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, the subject of which was the performance improvement in turbine blade alloys. In 28 years at GRC, Michael’s experience has been primarily in the area of nickel base alloys for turbine engines, but has also been active in intermetallic alloys, metal matrix composites, copper alloys, titanium alloys, refractory metals, and platinum alloys.

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