Kim de Groh is a senior materials research engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center, where she has conducted research and mentored students for the past 24 years. Kim is internationally known as a technical leader in areas relating to the environmental durability of spacecraft materials. She is the Principal Investigator for 13 International Space Station experiments, and the Co-Principal Investigator for the new Materials International Space Station Experiment-X, or MISSE-X, project. Her research has impacted the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, and is influencing spacecraft material design choices made by NASA and our nation’s space industry. Kim has received many awards and accolades for her scientific and mentoring contributions including NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal, the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Stellar Award and the Society of Women Engineers’ Resnik Challenger Medal. In 2009, Kim de Groh was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame by Governor Ted Strickland. (March 2013)
BS in Materials Science from Michigan State University in 1985 & MS in Materials Science from Michigan State University in 1987.
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