Norman Hecht

Professor Emeritus


Phone: 937-229-2679

Kettering Laboratories Room 407


Selected Publications

  • Popp, P.O., N.L. Hecht, and R.E. Melberth. 1985. Decision making in local government: The resource recovery alternatives. Lancaster, Pa: Technomic Publishing Company.
  • Hecht, N. 1983. Design principles in resource recovery engineering. Boston: Butterworths.
  • Gerdeman, D.A., and N.L. Hecht. 1972. Arc plasma technology in materials science. Springer Verlag.

Research and Work

  • Principal Investigator, Investigation of Ceramic Systems for Advanced Heat Engine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1985-97
  • GE Power/Solar Turbines 1993-96
  • Principal Investigator, Coating Development, Government and Industrial Sponsors, 1963-85
  • Co-Manager, Development of High Temperature Ceramic Matrix Composites, U.S. Air Force, 1983-84
  • Principal Investigator, Development of Resource Recovery Technologies and Strategies, Government and Industrial Sponsors, 1972-84

Honors and Awards

  • Member, Editorial Board, Resource Recovery and Conservation Journal
  • Staff Scientist, European Commission JRC for Materials, 1997-98
  • Visiting Scientist, Chief for Materials Science, AFOSR, EOARD, 1993-94
  • Affiliate Societies Council's Outstanding Engineer and Scientist, 1985 Sigma Si, 1989


  • Ph.D., Ceramic Science, State University of New York, 1972
  • M.S., Ceramic Science, Alfred University, 1968
  • B.S., Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University, 1960

Professional Activities

  • Chairman, Technical Advisory Board to Montgomery County
  • Consultant to the City of Dayton and Montgomery County

Research Interests

  • Development and analysis of ceramics for high temperature
  • Energy conservation technologies
  • Resource recovery technologies