Dr. John M. Sankovic serves 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.
Sankovic was appointed to the position and to the U.S. Government Senior Executive Service in 2014. In his current role he oversees discretionary investments in technology, technology transfer and licensing, promoting and protecting the center's intellectual property portfolio and identifying infusion opportunities.
Dr. Sankovic also serves as the Center Chief Technologist. His four earned graduate degrees include a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal 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.