All it takes is a thought…..then you put that thought to use…
That is the way everything becomes real.
This is why I’m always on the look out for black inventors.
I might as well work in a black history museum…I’m so stuck
on what black people made/did I’m attached at the hip. Black
history is with me everywhere Because I’m conscious of things
that black people have done to contribute to society.
Therefore I present to you a present great Black man who
invented something special. Dr. Thomas Mensah is one of
the best minds of the 21st century said by Ebony
Magazine as a genius, having 7 pioneering inventions
in Fiber Optics Technology all awarded in 6 years.
His innovations were important to the Broadband and Fiber
Optics infrastructure deployment in the United States.
Dr. Thomas Mensah is one of the leaders in advanced materials
that find applications in Aerospace, High Speed Rail, Windmill
blade structures, and highly efficent cars. His current work
in nano technology will change the next generation batteries
for electric vehicles and laptop computers. And yes I said
laptop computers, one of my favorite little gadgets.
Dr. Mensah is one of the early proponents of High Speed
Rail in America that combines effectively with other types
of transportation to lessen greenhouse pollution. Dr. Mensah
was title 100 engineers of the Modern Era, select out of 1000
leading engineers by the American Institute of Chemical
He is the editor of 2 symposium book series, Fiber Optics
Engineering, 1987 and Superconductor Engineering, 1992.
Dr. Thomas Mensah’s technical contribution has made
major impact on several industries, specifically energy
enviornment, defense, transportation, and electronics
to name a few.
He received Turner’s Trumpet Awards for
Fiber Optics Innovation, Golden Torch Award, the highest
award by NSBE, and Eminent Engineers award by ALChE.
Ebony Magazine Oct 2006 and the Chemical ENgineering
Progress Magazine showcases him.
Dr. Thomas Mensah is a top leader in Green Energy and
Sustainable development and took on the role as keynote
speaker at the United Nations World Energy Forum in
New York , September 2009. Also, he is a member of the
Advisory Council of the UN Forum. Dr. Mensah is a
member of the Executive Committee of the Nano Scale
And it don’t stop…He is the Deputy Director for Technology
Region 2 for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
member and Chairman of the Atlanta Chapter, Member of the
Board of AICHE Foundation, and member of the board for
the NASA Space Grant Consortium at Georgia Institute
of Technology. Mensah has published widely and speaks
greatly on Innovation and competitiveness in America.
Anyone heard of him yet? Or not?