Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Distinguished Speaker Series – Robert Maldonado

February 24, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Robert MaldonadoRobert Maldonado

BS Physics ’16
Metrologist/Site Manager, Advanced Technology Services (ATS), Honda Motor Company

“Metrology and the Physics of Measurements”

Pursuing a STEM degree and sticking to a traditional education path (i.e. bachelor’s enroute to Ph.D.) can be an overwhelming obstacle and doesn’t always work out for everybody, however, higher level education doesn’t have to be traditional. Upon graduating from PNW in 2016 with a bachelor’s in physics, Robert Maldonado went immediately into the work force, working in metrology and engineering laboratories applying computer science and uncertainty analysis skills to automation in testing, research and new product development.

After some time building upon baccalaureate and industry experience at Dwyer Instruments, Inc., he continued with his pursuit of knowledge by attending Johns Hopkins University in pursuit of a master’s in applied physics with a concentration in Photonics.

While finishing his master’s degree, he is currently a Metrologist/Site Manager for ATS, developing an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration/testing/sampling laboratory serving all of Honda’s North American manufacturing and research and development facilities. The knowledge and experience developed throughout this time would not have been possible without the support of the PNW staff and he is looking forward to sharing his experience with the PNW community.

Time and Location

All presentations are free and open to the public and all PNW students, faculty and staff. The events will be held on the Hammond Campus, in the Powers Building (PWRS) 115 (CIVS Immersive Theater), each beginning at 3 p.m.

See the full Distinguished Speaker Series Line-Up

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at oie@pnw.edu or (219) 989-2163 five days prior to the event.