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John Sankovic Ohio Aerospace Institute, Advisor to the Board

Dr. John Sankovic is President and CEO of the Ohio Aerospace Institute. In 2018, he retired as the Director of the Office of Technology Incubation and Innovation at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's John H. Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. In this role, he oversaw discretionary investments in technology, technology transfer and licensing, promoting and protecting the center’s intellectual property portfolio and identifying infusion opportunities. Dr. Sankovic also served as the Center Chief Technologist.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Sankovic served as the Chief of the Space Operations Project Office managing work assigned to Glenn in the areas of electric power, space communications, human health and physical sciences.

Dr. Sankovic is a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio with distinction by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers for highest achievement on both licensure examinations. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, five agency group achievement awards, and an R&D100 technology innovation award. Dr. Sankovic has authored or co-authored over 70 technical publications in topics ranging from space propulsion and power to fluid mechanics and biomedical sciences.