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 Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity he is responsible for NIST extramural advanced manufacturing programs and liaison to industry and academia. Mike is also the founding...
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Frank Gayle, Deputy Director

Dr. Frank W. Gayle is Deputy Director of the Office of Advanced Manufacturing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST's Office of Advanced Manufacturing is responsible for extramural advanced manufacturing programs and serves as a liaison to industry and academia. Frank is...

Policy

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Zack Valdez, Advanced Manufacturing Policy Fellow

Zack Valdez transitioned from an Advanced Manufacturing Policy Fellow to full time position with the NIST Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO). Zack received a Ph.D. in Earth, Ecological, and Environmental Sciences from Baylor University and a double B.S. from St. Mary’s University...
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Clifton Ray, Advanced Manufacturing Policy Fellow

Clifton Ray is an Advanced Manufacturing Policy Fellow at the NIST Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO). Clifton received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a B.S.E from Duke University in Biomedical Engineering. Prior to joining AMNPO, Clifton...
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Alaa Elwany, Advanced Manufacturing Policy Fellow

Alaa Elwany is an ASME Foundation Swanson Advanced Manufacturing Fellow at the NIST Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO). Alaa received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Production and Industrial Engineering...

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