This month Matthew R. Maier will be presenting “Nanotechnology and the Age of Abundance”. The presentation will take place at McCormick & Schmick’s in Tysons Corner, VA. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm with social hour starting earlier at some locations. Mr. Maier is currently the Deputy Product Manager at PM Information Warfare within Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors.  Full abstract and bio can be found below.

Title: Nanotechnology and the Age of Abundance
Presenter: Matthew R. Maier
Cost: $15 at Main Location, Free at Satellite Locations
Date: Wednesday September 17, 2014
Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation)
Main Location: Tysons Corner, VA
Satellite Locations: Chantilly, VA; Fairfax, VA; Rockville, MD; and Washington, DC

Registration Information

Main – Tysons Corner, VA – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. $15 for INCOSE members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students. Register & more info at: http://incosewmasept2014meetingtysons.eventbrite.com

Satellite – Chantilly, VA (hosted by The SI Organization) – The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. U.S. citizens only. Register & more info at: http://incosewmasept2014meetingchantilly.eventbrite.com

Satellite – Fairfax, VA (hosted by George Mason University) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members ($3 per hour charge to park). Located in Rm 1602 in the Nguyen Engineering Building. Register & more info at: http://incosewmasept2014meetingfairfax.eventbrite.com

Satellite – Rockville, MD (hosted by Aerotek & Systems Strategies & Analysis (SSA), INC) – Social hour starts at 6:00 pm. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. Register & more info at: http://incosewmasept2014meetingrockville.eventbrite.com

Satellite – Washington, DC (hosted by Noblis) – Social hour starts at 5:30 pm at the After Hours Bar (in the building). The presentation starts at 7:00 pm. Free for INCOSE members and non-members. U.S. citizens only. Register & more info at: http://incosewmasept2014meetinglefant.eventbrite.com


Abstract
Engineers and physicists today are working on the complex problem of Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), which is likely to be a reality in the next 10-15 years. However, this presents some new and unique engineering challenges that are very different from those in industrial manufacturing. Besides the obvious problem of scale, there is also the problem of building ‘molecular machines’ from materials not traditionally thought of in machine components, including basic atomic building blocks, molecules and perhaps even biological components. The typical industrial problems of precision, lubrication, speed, vibration, etc. are all very different at the molecular level. Also, typical engineering components used in manufacturing (like conveyors and robotic arms) are much different as well. This requires systems engineers to focus on the molecular manufacturing problem using a system of systems perspective, designing components that can work together seamlessly in the creation of new devices and machines. This, in all likelihood, will lead to a new Age of human experience beyond the Information Age – one that is being termed by physicists today as the Age of Abundance. Once this technology becomes reality, basic building blocks found in every day materials will be used to create and assemble every material good we use much better, stronger, quicker, faster and cheaper than ever before, resulting in a major change in the consumer industry.

Bio
Mr. Matthew R. Maier began his civilian acquisition career as an electrical engineer at the Systems Engineering Test Directorate, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) in Patuxent River, Maryland. Mr. Maier spent six years at NAWCAD performing test and evaluation of Naval aircraft undergoing electromagnetic compatibility, lightning, precipitation static, electrostatic discharge and electromagnetic pulse testing. Mr. Maier earned his Level 3 certification in Test and Evaluation while at NAWCAD.

In 1994, Mr. Maier transitioned to the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), where he was immediately matrixed to Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). For the next six years, Mr. Maier developed constructive simulation systems for the Army, including PM Warfighters’ Simulation (WARSIM), PM WARSIM Intelligence Module and PM Tactical Simulation. Mr. Maier earned his Level 3 certification in Systems Planning, Research Development, and Engineering – Systems Engineering while at NAWCTSD/PEO STRI. Mr. Maier then transitioned to the US Army Communications and Electronics Command Life Cycle Management Command at PM Information Warfare as a Computer Engineer in 2000. Mr. Maier led engineering efforts as Chief Engineer, and also acted as Assistant Product Manager on several classified efforts. Mr. Maier was accepted into the Army Acquisition Corps in July 2001.

From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Maier accepted a position in the Spectrum Management and Information Technology Division at the DoD Joint Spectrum Center. Mr. Maier closely coordinated with the joint, federal and international community on spectrum management functions and activities. Mr. Maier managed several spectrum acquisition programs including Spectrum XXI, Spectrum and Electromagnetic Environmental Effects Knowledge Repository, Spectrum Certification System and the Host Nation Spectrum Worldwide Database.

Mr. Maier is currently assigned as Deputy Product Manager at PM Information Warfare within Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, where he has served since 2010. He also holds a Level 3 Certification in Program Management.

Mr. Maier’s awards include a Superior Civilian Service Award 2009, Army C4ISR Twelve Outstanding Personnel of the Year 2008, AFCEA Distinguished Graduate 2005, and a number of Special Act/Service Awards.

Mr. Maier holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from George Mason University. Mr. Maier also holds certifications in Chief Information Officer and Information Assurance from the National Defense University and Computer, Information, and Software Intensive Systems from George Mason University.