Registration Now Open: A Public Lecture by NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador in London


                                  Nanotechnology 101: The Biggest Thing You’ve Never Seen
                                                   Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7-8:30pm
                                                      Royal Institution of Great Britain

Event Description: Join the Director of the U.S. Government’s National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) Dr. Michael Meador to learn about the fundamentals of nanotechnology—what it is and why it’s unique—and how this emerging, disruptive technology will change the world. From invisibility cloaks to lightweight, fuel-efficient vehicles to a cure for cancer, nanotechnology might just be the biggest thing you can’t see.

About the Speaker: Dr. Michael Meador serves as Director of the NNCO, which is leading the efforts to promote the goals of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) in fostering cutting-edge nanotechnology R&D; establishing world-class testing, characterization, and fabrication facilities; facilitating commercialization of nanotechnology-based products; and promoting the responsible development of nanotechnology. As NNCO Director, he is also a staff member at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Meador is a strong advocate for the nanotechnology business community, seeking pathways to commercialization and helping companies overcome the challenges to success that are specific to nanotechnology businesses.

Dr. Meador is on loan to NNCO from NASA, where he has spent most of his 32-year career in planning, advocating, and leading programs in materials science and nanotechnology, including serving as Chair of NASA’s Nanotechnology Roadmap Team. Most recently, he was responsible for implementing and leading a NASA/industry/university project under the Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Game Changing Development Program to develop and demonstrate high-payoff nanotechnologies for use in future NASA missions. He has also played a key role in representing NASA in the NNI’s interagency activities, including co-chairing its Nanomanufacturing, Industry Liaison, and Innovation Working Group. Dr. Meador received the NASA Equal Opportunity Employment Medal for his work to increase the involvement of faculty and students from minority-serving institutions in NASA materials research, and last year was awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal for leading NASA’s Nanotechnology R&D activities and representing the agency as a proactive member of the NNI.

Registration: Visit the Royal Institution’s website to reserve your tickets now.

Media and VIPs: For media passes or information on an invitation-only, private reception prior to the event, please contact Marlowe Newman at mnewman@nnco.nano.gov or call +001 703 292 7128.