Cofounder and CEO, Nanotronics
Chairman of the Board, Nanotronics Health
Dr. Matthew Putman is the cofounder and CEO of Nanotronics, a science technology company that has redefined factory control through the invention of a platform that combines AI, automation and sophisticated imagining to assist human ingenuity in detecting flaws and anomalies in manufacturing, an industry that has been stagnant since the 1950s.
Previously, Matthew was the President of Tech Pro Inc, maker of data acquisition software, and physical testing equipment for various industries. He lead the acquisitions of two companies, and opened offices in 13 countries.Tech Pro was acquired in 2008 by Roper Industries.
Currently, Matthew is building New York’s first High-Tech Manufacturing Hub in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This new facility will allow Nanotronics’ artificial intelligence researchers, computer scientists, chemists, and physicists to work directly with skilled machinists on the manufacturing floor to develop innovations that will lead partner industries to a smaller factory footprint, producing less waste while bolstering speed from R&D to production. Nanotronics’ new facility is projected to be completed by Q2/Q3 2020 and aims to serve as the blueprint for modern manufacturing.
Matthew is an Applied Physicist who worked as an adjunct Professor at Columbia University until 2013. He has worked extensively in the areas of Polymer Rheology, nanotechnology, and semiconductors, with a focus on wide-bandgap materials and photonics. Matthew has published over 30 papers and is an inventor on over 50 patent applications filed in the U.S. and other countries for his work on manufacturing, automation, inspection, instrumentation, super resolution, and artificial intelligence. He is an expert in quantum computing and a founding member of The Quantum Industry Coalition, which called upon him to urge Congress to make quantum research a Congressional Priority.
Dr. Putman resides on the board of directors of New York Live Arts and Pioneer Works. He is an accomplished jazz pianist, a published poet, served as Executive Producer on several films and plays and was recently the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival Gallielo Prize for innovation.