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Tom McKendree

Dr. McKendree earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, where he studied systems architecture in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. His dissertation, Technical and Operational Assessment of Molecular Nanotechnology for Space Operations, examines molecular nanotechnology and space, with a focus on space manufacturing and transportation. His published papers related to molecular nanotechnology include:

He is a Senior Associate of the Foresight Institute, where he has been a member since 1987. He is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering, the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, and was President of the Molecular Manufacturing Shortcut Group, a special interest chapter of the National Space Society. He is a former keyholder of the MIT Science Fiction Society.

Tom McKendree is also a full-time employee of the Raytheon Systems Company, where he supports efforts with RTCA and GPS III. Previously he has worked on ballistic missile defense, led deployment analyses for the Automated Highway System program, and an early study of the Revolution in Military Affairs.

Tom McKendree can be reached at

Last Updated 27 June 2002.


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