You are cordially invited to join us at SDE: The Guest Lecture series with Dr. Michael McQuade on Monday 24 April 2017, 4.30pm. The lecture will be held at School of Design and Environment (SDE) Lecture Room 423 (SDE3 Level 4). Please RSVP by 20th April 2017.
Dr. J. Michael McQuade is Senior Vice President for Science & Technology at United Technologies Corporation. His responsibilities include providing strategic oversight and guidance for research, engineering and development activities throughout the business units of the corporation and at the United Technologies Research Center, focused on a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.
Dr. McQuade held senior positions with technology development and business oversight at 3M, Imation and Eastman Kodak. Prior to joining UTC in 2006, he served as Vice President of 3M’s Medical Division. Previously, he was President of Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging Business. His early career at 3M was focused on research and development of high-end acquisition, processing and display systems for health care, industrial imaging and remote sensing. He has broad experience managing basic technology development and the conversion of early stage research into business growth.
Dr. McQuade holds Ph.D., M.S. and B.S. degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. in experimental high-energy physics for research on charm quark production performed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Dr. McQuade currently serves as a member of the Defense Innovation Advisory Board, and previously served on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Dr. McQuade is a member of the Board of Trustees for Carnegie Mellon University and for Miss Porter’s School.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) provides a broad range of high-technology products and services for the aerospace and commercial building industries. Our aerospace businesses include Sikorsky helicopters, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems. In 2013, we combined our commercial businesses to form UTC Building & Industrial Systems, the world’s largest provider of building technologies. It includes Otis elevators and escalators; Carrier heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems; and fire and security solutions from brands such as Kidde and Chubb. The company also operates a central research organization that develops new technologies and ways to improve the performance and energy efficiency of UTC products and processes.