John Paul Gyekenyesi

Title:  Senior Engineer (Retired)

Company:  Structures and Materials Division, NASA-Glenn Research Center

Location:  Cleveland, OH United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Inductee, Ohio Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Inductee, U.S. Adult Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Development of Computational Techniques by Applying the Method-Of-Lines in Analytical Fracture Mechanics to Obtain New Solutions to 3-D Crack Problems
  • First to Develop General Purpose Ceramic Component Life Prediction Software (CARES)
  • Research in Failure Mechanisms in Ceramic Matrix Composites
  • Recipient, Year’s Best Paper in Structures Award, NASA (1986, 1991)
  • Recipient, Software of the Year Award, NASA (1994)
  • Recipient, Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, Consortium of Federal Laboratories (1994)
  • Recipient, R&D 100 Award (1995)
  • Recipient, Excellence in Engineering Award, NASA (1996)
  • Recipient, EDI Technology Innovation Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1998)
  • Recipient, Best Paper in Ceramics Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1987, 1997, 2004)
  • Recipient, Turning Goals Into Reality Award, NASA (2000, 2004, 2005)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Marquis Who’s Who (1998-1999, 2001-2003)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1997-1998, 2001-2004, 2009, 2013-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who (1996-2009)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2008)


  • PhD in Mechanics, Michigan State University
  • MSME, Case Institute of Technology
  • BSME, Case Institute of Technology

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