Meredith Gourdine is the Black man who invented the method of converting natural gas to electricity.
Meredith Gourdine is also the popular, “Flash” or “Flash Gourdine.” The name was based on his speed and agility as an athlete while a student at Cornell University and his knowledge of electrical energy.
Gourdine earned a doctorate of engineering degree at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA.
Physicist/Engineer/Athlete/Entrepreneur Dr. Gourdine opened a research laboratory known as, Gourdine Laboratory in New Jersey.
Gourdine Laboratory served as the engineers pioneer lab as numerous developments in electrical energy creation and conversion were developed within the Gourdine lab.
Gourdine has numerous patent numbers (4433003, 3519855, 3673463, 3757491, 3991709) that correlate to his expertise and are worth the research.
Patents can be researched at the following link:
Many patents are so old that they exist as an image only, be sure to click on image and navigate the left hand side bar to see document text and details.
There are also hundreds of patents that came out of the Gourdine lab and Energy Innovation which are both Dr. Gourdine’s companies.
We honor Dr. Gourdine in Black History Month and forever more for his technological contributions to humanity.
Dr. Gourdine’s expertise and professionalism serve as an honorable example for and of the Black community. Please refer to the website below for more details about Dr. Gourdine's life, family and expertise.