September Meeting

Please join us for our September 12th Meeting at Calhoun's in Turkey Creek at 11:30am. Our speaker will be Dr. Lee Martin, P.E., a Professor of Practice and director of the Minor  in Engineering Entrepreneurship from the UT College of Engineering. 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.

Dr. Martin 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. 

Dr. Martin 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. 

Dr. Martin will be presenting on TRIZ (Russian Theory on Creative Thinking) and Techonomics.  The presentation will cover material from chapters in his book, “ Techonomics: The Theory of Industrial Evolution (Industrial Innovation)” Dr. Martin will also share and present some thoughts on the future of energy related to industrial uses of power and energy. If you do not receive an EventBrite invitation for this meeting before the week of Septempber 12th, please email an officer, and we will take care of you.