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The National Academy of Sciences and The National Academy of Engineering

Science & Engineering Ambassadors

The National Academy of Sciences and The National Academy of Engineering: Science & Engineering Ambassadors

Paul Ohodnicki, Jr.


Materials Scientist, Chemistry & Surface Science Division at DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory

Paul Ohodnicki, Jr., is a Materials Scientist and Engineer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) performing research in the area of high temperature gas sensing materials for fossil energy applications and inductor materials for power electronics. He earned a B.S.E. in Engineering Physics and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Before coming to NETL, Paul worked on a team developing large area thin film coatings for energy efficient windows at PPG Industries.

Paul is a Pittsburgh native and his current position offers him the great opportunity to work closely with local university partners at both the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. He is an active participant in a number of outreach activities that include the Adopt-a-Physicist program sponsored by the American Institute for Physics, the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair, and a student poster competition for the local chapter of the American Society for Materials.