Dr. J. Michael McQuade is Senior Vice President for Science & Technology at United Technologies Corporation, where he is responsible for providing strategic oversight and guidance for research, engineering and development activities throughout the UTC business units and at the United Technologies Research Center. Before joining UTC in 2006, Dr. McQuade held senior positions with 3M, as Vice President of the Medical Division; Imation Corporation; and Eastman Kodak, as President of the Health Imaging Business. Dr. McQuade serves on the Boards of Directors of the Connecticut Science Center and Project HOPE; and he serves on the Board of Trustees for the Center for Excellence in Education. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the UConn School of Engineering and also serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Dr. McQuade earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Carnegie Mellon University. He has been instrumental in strengthening the symbiotic research partnership between UTC and the School of Engineering, in fostering engineering awareness by the general public, and in helping UConn attain a more sustainable energy footprint.