Dr. Thomas Mensah is a world-renowned Ghanaian – American inventor and chemical engineer well-known for his pioneering innovations in fiber optics and nanotechnology.
Settling in the United States, Thomas Mensah took a job at Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, Pennsylvania, from 1980 to 1983.
Mensah’s jobs in the 1980s were well suited to his strengths in basic research.
From 1983 to 1986 he worked for Corning Glass Works in its fiber optics research division in Sullivan Park, New York.
There he devised a new and faster method of accomplishing a fiber optics manufacturing procedure, the draw and coating process, that brought him four patents.
In 1986, Thomas Mensah joined AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he led the development of fiber optics utilized in guided missiles.
Source: Dr. Thomas O. Mensah
Fiber Optics And Nanotechnology Pioneer