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Dr. H. Lee Martin to give CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, February 15

Dr. H. Lee Martin will give the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, February 15 from 12:20 pm to 1:10 pm in MHK 622. This seminar will be available remotely for off-campus students and faculty through ZOOM.  See info near bottom of this email.

Time: Friday, February 15th, 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM EST

Location: Min H. Kao Building, Room 622

Presenter: Dr. H. Lee Martin, Director of Engineering Entrepreneurship, University of Tennessee

Title: Techonomics and the Dawn of the Virtual Age

Abstract: Exponential technology advancement is transforming our society and how we accomplish many of our endeavors.  Dr. Martin will provide a brief history of technology advance, focus on the key change agents of or current situation and provide insight into what is on the horizon and how to project what is to come from the vantage point of a technology innovator.

Bio: Dr. H. Lee Martin is a Professor of Practice in the UT College of Engineering directing the Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship.  He was the founder of TeleRobotics International, Inc., which went public as Internet Pictures Corp (iPix) on the NASDAQ in 1999. He holds 20 US Patents in technologies related to telepresence, remote imaging, and battery charge sensing.

He holds mechanical engineering degrees from the University of Tennessee and Purdue University. He has twice received the Research and Development Magazine’s R&D 100 Award for product innovation (1983 for telerobotic controls and 1993 for omni-directional imaging).  In 1986, the National Society of Professional Engineers recognized him as the National Young Engineer of the Year. He authored the book, Techonomics, in 2007 published by the CRC press that anticipated the “virtual age” that we are now entering a decade later. 

He serves as vice-chairman of the board of Global Media Outreach, an organization that has utilized the Internet to present the Gospel worldwide over 1.5 billion times in the last decade.  He serves his local community as the president of the Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee.  Lee enjoys playing trombone, tennis and creating multi-track music.  He is the father of three and resides in Knoxville, TN with his wife of 24 years Carla. 

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See the CURENT calendar for more news and seminars. Upcoming Seminars:

Friday, February 22nd - Dr. James Plank, University of Tennessee

Friday, March 1st - Dr. David SchoenwaldSandia National Laboratories