Director’s Special Colloquium: ‘Fundamental Research, Product Development and Leadership Computing in the Private Sector’
J. Michael McQuade, senior vice president for Science & Technology at United Technologies Corporation, will present “Fundamental Research, Product Development and Leadership Computing in the Private Sector” at a Director’s Special Colloquium on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the Building 402 Auditorium. All employees whose schedules permit are invited to attend.
This Director’s Special Colloquium is hosted jointly by Argonne Design Works and the Computational Science Division.
Shuttle service will be provided starting at 1:15 p.m. with stops at 201, 212, 202, 203, 200, 205, 240 and 362. Return trips will follow the talk.
Event parking is prohibited along the sides of roads; if the main parking lot is full, please use the APS overflow lot located near Building 450.
Highly engineered products and solutions in the aerospace and commercial infrastructure industries have enabled and catalyzed remarkable societal transformations in the world’s cities, in the way we travel and in the comfort and safety with which we live. Decades of progress in developing and deploying more efficient, more reliable and more environmentally sound solutions have been paced and enabled by successive generations of high-performance computing. This talk will focus on how leadership computing in industrial product development leverages the cutting-edge progress made in the highest capability, national investment, computing (e.g., today’s exascale program) to improve engineering efficiency and provide world-class solutions.
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. McQuade holds doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. He 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. McQuade is a member of the Board of Trustees for Carnegie Mellon University and for Miss Porter’s School.
He has held senior positions with technology development and business oversight at 3M, Imation and Eastman Kodak. Prior to joining UTC in 2006, McQuade served as vice president of 3M’s Medical Division. 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. Previously he was president of Eastman Kodak’s Health Imaging Business. He has broad experience managing basic technology development and the conversion of early stage research into business growth.