Dr. Matthew Putman, Ph.D., co-founder, and CEO of Nanotronics, a science technology company, tells of his personal battle with COVID-19 and how he was inspired to create a bilevel positive airway pressure machine (BiPAP) device called nHale. The device is designed for comfort and ease-of-use with the simplicity of one button. It’s designed for use in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, such as emergency care spaces for COVID-19 patients, prison infirmaries, and nursing care facilities.
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.
Matthew has a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Physics from Columbia University, where he was also a researcher and teacher of polymer science. 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 and is a member of Fortune’s CEO Initiative and Fast Company’s IMPACT Council, where he advises on editorial priorities, amongst other responsibilities. Matthew 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. Matthew lives in Carrol Gardens, Brooklyn with his wife, Marine, and their two children.