Michael Meador, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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. In 2010, he led a NASA-wide team that developed the Nanotechnology Space Technology Roadmap, a 20+year 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. Meador received a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from Michigan State university (1983) and joined the NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center in 1983. He is an Adjunct Professor and member of the External Advisory Board in the department of Materials Science and Engineering at Clemson University and is a member of the Advancement Council for the University of Akron’s College of polymer Science and Engineering. He is on the Editorial Advisory Boards for High Performance Polymers 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.