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SES Dean's Lecture Series: 'Transforming State-of-the-Art Science into Practical Technologies for Global Applications' By William McGann, Ph.D.
BY William McGann, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer at Quantum Computing Inc.

ABSTRACT: This lecture will explore the 30-year history of innovations at the intersection of physics and chemistry that enabled the development of ultrasensitive detection applications. Additionally, the underlying use of multi-disciplinary scientific principles will draw strong parallels across these diverse areas of specialization.
The lecture will also demonstrate the successes in commercial applications and immersion into a learning-based culture of innovations, and show how personal commitment and intellectual curiosity can drive small teams and individuals to have a dramatic impact on transforming the world.

Nov 9, 2022 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

William McGann, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer @Quantum Computing Inc.
Dr. Bill McGann currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI) - a new, innovative quantum solutions company located in Leesburg Virginia and Hoboken New Jersey, publicly traded on NASDAQ as QUBT. Dr. McGann has a long track record and deep domain expertise in numerous areas of technology development and has held many professional roles since 1990. Most recently, Dr. McGann served as the CTO at Leidos Security and Detection, where he led a 230-person team of scientists and engineers focused on the design and development of state-of-the-art security detection systems for aviation, ports, borders and commercial infrastructure markets. Other notable roles include CTO at L3Harris Technologies - Security and Detection Systems, Vice President of Engineering at UTC Global Fire and Security business, and CTO at GE Security.