Bilal Bomani

Bilal Bomani

Senior Research Scientist


NASA Glen Research Center

Cleveland, OH USA


We have to fail in order to succeed, and that's difficult because young people have fear of failure. The fact of the matter is I actually get paid to learn, and the only way to learn is to fail.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
From Paterson, New Jersey, a town with one of the highest crime rates in America.
Mom told him to master two things: "kissing butt and kicking butt."
Was considered a "bad kid" in school; teachers saw potential in him but he goofed off.
One of his teachers saw that he was good at music; taught him math to make him better at music.
Told him "the more math you know, the more money you'll make; math will be your profession, music will be your hobby."
Applied for an internship at NASA, got it, and it all fell into place.
After he graduated college, he didn't feel like he was done learning, so he kept going; has six degrees.
Has his "dream job" developing biofuels; combines his hobby (working with saltwater fishtanks) and his degrees in mathematics.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Mathematics and Computer Science
Delaware State University
undergrad
Bachelor
Mathematics Teacher Education
Delaware State University
graduate
Graduate
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Cleveland State University
doctorate
Doctorate
Computer Engineering, General
Case Western Reserve University
Career

Career

Senior Research Scientist

I experiment with algae to create self-sustaining, renewable energy ecosystems.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Numbers
Numbers
Science
Science
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged