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NASA FISO Presentation: Nanotechnology and Aerospace

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
June 8, 2015
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NASA FISO Presentation: Nanotechnology and Aerospace
NASA FISO Presentation: Nanotechnology and Aerospace.

Now available is the June 3, 2015 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Michael Meador (NNCO-OSTP/NASA GRC) who discussed “Nanotechnology and Aerospace”.
Michael A. Meador is Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) and leads the NNCO’s efforts to promote the goals of the National Nanotechnology Initiative in fostering cutting-­edge nanotechnology R&D; establishing world‐class testing, characterization and fabrication facilities; facilitating commercialization of nanotechnology­based products and promoting the responsible development of nanotechnology.

He is on detail from the NASA Glenn Research Center where, since 1983 he has been involved in planning, executing and managing materials R&D. From 1988 to 2011, he served as the Chief of the Polymers Branch, and significantly expanded the Branch’s research portfolio and budget, increased interactions with industry and academia, and promoted greater student involvement in its research.He received the NASA Equal Opportunity Employment Medal (2002) for his efforts to increase participation of students and faculty from minority serving institutions in NASA’s materials R&D. From 2011 to 2014, he initiated and led a NASA/industry/university project to mature and demonstrate high payoff nanotechnologies for use in future NASA missions under the Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Game Changing Development Program. He received the NASA Exceptional Service Medal (2014) in recognition of his proactive leadership of NASA nanotechnology R&D. Dr. Meador received a BA in Chemistry from Ithaca College and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Michigan State University.

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Nanotechnology and Aerospace

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