National Program Office

Hosted by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) coordinates the Manufacturing USA network in partnership with the other two institute-sponsoring agencies, the Departments of Defense and Energy and other participating agencies. AMNPO is charged with enabling more effective collaboration in identifying and addressing challenges and opportunities that span technology areas and cut cross agency missions. In addition, the office shares information with the public and links federal efforts to the growing number of private-sector partnerships between manufacturers, universities, state and local governments, and other organizations.

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100 Bureau Drive, Stop 4700
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1000

Phone: (301) 975-2830
Media Contact: Jennifer Huergo
General Inquiries/Webmaster: ManufacturingUSA@nist.gov

Director

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Mike Molnar, Director

Mike Molnar is the founding director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, the interagency team responsible for the Manufacturing USA program. Mike also leads the NIST Office of Advanced Manufacturing and serves as co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council...
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Kelley Rogers, Deputy Director

Kelley Rogers, Ph.D., is the Deputy Director for the Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). OAM also serves as the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office for Manufacturing USA. Kelley received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and...

Policy and Strategy Division

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Robert Rudnitsky, Division Chief

Robert Rudnitsky is a Physicist and is the Division Chief of the Policy and Strategy Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), where he also serves as Division Chief of Policy and Strategy. Robert received a Ph.D. in...
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David Seiler, Senior Advisor for Microelectronics

Dr. Dave Seiler is a Senior Advisor for Microelectronics at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM). Prior to joining OAM, Dave had over 20 years of experience as Chief of the Semiconductor Electronics and Engineering Physics Divisions at NIST...
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Kimmai Tran, Industry Analyst

Mai Tran, Ph.D. (known as “Kimmai”), is an Industry Analyst in the Policy and Strategy division at NIST's Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM). Kimmai has a bachelor’s in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Florida and a doctorate in Materials Science and NanoEngineering from Rice...
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Frank Gayle, NIST Associate

Dr. Frank W. Gayle is a NIST Associate with the Policy and Strategy Division of Office of Advanced Manufacturing Office (OAM) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Frank is also a NIST Associate with the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, an interagency team with...

Partnerships and Outreach Division

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Zara Brunner, Division Chief

Zara Brunner is the Division Chief of the Partnerships and Outreach Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM), which also serves as the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office for Manufacturing USA. Zara received a B.A. with...
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Erin Rushing, Events and Outreach Specialist

Erin Rushing is the Events and Outreach Specialist for the Partnerships and Outreach Division at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM), which also serves as the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office for Manufacturing USA. Erin received...
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Shelly Pollard, Communications Specialist

Shelly Pollard works as a Communications Specialist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM), which also serves as the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office for Manufacturing USA. Shelly received a Master of Business Administration...

Program Operations Division

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Mahesh Mani, Technical Program Manager

Mahesh Mani is Technical Program Manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing ( OAM). Mahesh received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. Mahesh has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles in...
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Cheryl Leonard, Competition Support Specialist

Cheryl Leonard is a Competition Support Specialist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM), which also serves as the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office for Manufacturing USA. Cheryl received a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal...
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Debra Auguste, Senior Technical Advisor

Debra Auguste, Ph.D. is a Senior Technical Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM), which also serves as the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office for Manufacturing USA. She received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from...
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Adrienne Cheng, Technical Program Manager

Adrienne Cheng, Ph.D., MPH is a Technical Program Manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM), which also serves as the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office for Manufacturing USA. Adrienne received a Ph.D. in Nutritional...