Dr. Thomas Mensah's contribution to U.S innovation and competitiveness is astounding. He demonstrates that any individual regardless of their race can reach the highest level of technical competence, and realize significant achievements if they are willing to discover their innate talents and work hard to perfect their craft. From a humble beginning in Kumasi, Ghana; He rose to the top of his class in mathematics and the sciences and languages, receiving a French Government Fellowship to do graduate studies in Montpelier France. He holds a postgraduate certificate from MIT in Modeling and Simulation of Chemical Processes. After his doctorate in engineering, he migrated to the United States to work in two of the most prestigious research institutions in the country, Corning Glass Works Sullivan Park where Fiber Optics was invented and AT&T Bell Laboratories known for the discovery of the transistor and Lasers. His innovation in Technology extends from Fiber Optics to modern day Nanotechnology, with applications from cellphone batteries that last three days without charging to advanced weapon systems used by the U.S Military. Dr. Thomas Mensah is the "Right Stuff" comes in Black.