NASA Office of Logic Design

NASA Office of Logic Design

A scientific study of the problems of digital engineering for space flight systems,
with a view to their practical solution.

2005 MAPLD International Conference

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Washington, D.C.

September 7-9, 2005

Dr. Henning W. Leidecker, Jr., Chief Parts Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Dr. Henning W. Leidecker, Jr.

Chief Parts Engineer
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Dr. Leidecker attended The Catholic University of America, graduating with a BA in 1963 (Physics Major; Philosophy Minor, Sigma Xi) and a PhD in Physics in 1968.

Dissertation: The Temperature and Frequency Dependence of the Dielectric Response of Linear Polymers Computed Using Two-Time Temperature-Dependent Green Function.

He was a professor of physics at The American University from 1967 to 1985, and graduated 10 PhD students, and several Masters students. He taught courses in Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Electricity & Magnetism, Solid State Physics, and Methods of Mathematical Physics, among others.

He was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories during the summer of 1969. He has worked at Goddard Space Flight Center in the Materials Branch from 1985 to 1996, in the Assurance Technologies Division from 1996 to the GSFC reorganization, and in Code 562 to the present.

He has received a number of awards while at Goddard, including the

He has a patent awarded for the manufacturing of nanotubes in 2004.

He is a member of the GSFC Senior Fellows (currently serving as chair).

He is a member of the NESC (avionics section) and has participated in six NESC activities in the last two years.

He was an invited speaker at the 2005 Materials Research Society (MRS) 2005 Spring meeting (San Francisco), presenting on GSFC's experiences with laser diode arrays; also, presented an invited lecture on the reliabiltiy of laser diode arrays and selected other optical elements.

He was invited to chair the International Tin Whiskers Workshop for the Spring Meeting (Orlando) of the Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC); this workshop was sponsored by the International Electronics Manufacturing Initative (iNEMI).

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc., and is serving as the Chairman of the Board 2000 -- 2001.

He is married to Ms. Allene F. Wright.

Some publications


Seminars: 2005 MAPLD International Conference

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