TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series – Reliability Engineering for Today’s Technology Developers

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Onondaga Community College, 101 Whitney Applied Technology Center



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David Nicholls, Quanterion Solutions Inc. Director of RMQ Engineering, will present Reliability Engineering for Today’s Technology Developers and Information Analysis Centers, a talk about general reliability analysis and engineering program strategies, as well as the government’s Information Analysis Centers (IACs), as a resource for technology developers. Click Here to make reservations by May 10.

Dave has been with Quanterion Solutions since 2005 and is a long-term resident of Central New York. He began his career as a Reliability Engineer with IIT Research Institute in 1976, supporting its operation of the Reliability Analysis Center (predecessor to the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) and the current Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC), for which Quanterion is the Technical Focal Point for the RMQ and Advanced Materials areas). He has over 35 years of R&D and industrial experience in reliability engineering, reliability management, and quality control and has received recognition for his significant contributions to the development of the joint government/industry GEIA-STD-0009 Reliability Program Standard and the supporting G-41 Committee Handbook; the DoD jointly-sponsored Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology/Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (OUSD(AT&L)/DOT&E) Reliability Improvement Working Group (RIWG) and its follow-on OSD Reliability Working Group (RWG); development of DoD RAM Policy as related to Directive-Type Memorandum 11-003; the update to MIL-HDBK-217F, Notice 2, “Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment”; and the AVSI AFE Projects 74, 74S1, 80 and 83 efforts to define the roadmap and requirements for next-generation reliability prediction methodologies. Dave has authored/co-authored over 60 publications and presentations on reliability, including an invited presentation at the National Academy of Science “Reliability Growth Workshop” in September, 2012.

TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series

Since 1913, the TACNY John Edson Sweet Lecture Series has annually presented a minimum of six lectures, free and open to the public. Former speakers have included Herbert Hoover, R. Buckminster Fuller, and Jacques Cousteau.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

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