Lecture / Reading

Meet the Maker!

Sponsored by Stanford Product Realization Laboratories


Tuesday, March 7, 2017
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
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The Atrium, Peterson Building 550, 416 Escondido Mall, Stanford University
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After more than 150,000 miles of bluewater sailing, Peter Francis decided to design and build his own high-perfomance catamaran using a rigorous combination of computational fluid dynamics modeling, 3D design and manufacture, and empirical testing. His carbon-fiber vessel Saphira will depart on her maiden yoyage from Cape Cod to Micronesia this spring.

Peter Francis trained as a machinist and tool-and-die maker to prepare himself to lead several companies whose assets exceeded $3B. Francis graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College and holds an MBA from the Stanford GSB.

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Free and open to the public. 

Dessert will be served.