Nanotechnology Project Manager
Michael Meador is Nanotechnology Project Manager for NASA’s Game Changing Technologies Program and is NASA’s liaison to the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee, the coordinating body for the National Nanotechnology Initiative. He recently led a NASA-wide team in developing the Nanotechnology Space Technology Roadmap, a 20+ plan for the development and insertion of nanotechnology in future NASA missions. From 1988-2011 he was the Chief of the Polymers Branch at the NASA Glenn Research Center. Mike received his B.A. in Chemistry from Ithaca College (1978) and a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from Michigan State University (1983). He joined NASA in 1983. He was the recipient of the NASA Equal Employment Opportunity Medal in 2002 for his efforts to increase the participation of students and faculty at minority serving institutions in NASA materials research. Meador is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University, is on the Editorial Advisory Boards for High Performance Polymer and Nanotech Briefs, and is Member at Large for the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry. He has published over 70 technical papers and holds 6 US Patents in topics related to high performance polymers, nonlinear optical materials and nanostructured polymeric materials.