NSF Workshop:

Faculty Development Needs for Advanced Manufacturing in the USA

Located at the National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA on January 9th and 10th, 2014
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Robert W. Ivester Ph.D. Acting Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office U.S. Department of Energy
Summary Robert W. Ivester, Ph.D., currently serves as the Acting Director of the Advanced  Manufacturing Office in the U.S. Department of Energy under the Office of Energy  Efficiency and Renewable Energy.  The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is  focused on creating a fertile innovation environment for advanced manufacturing,  enabling vigorous domestic development of new energy-efficient manufacturing  processes and materials technologies to reduce the energy intensity and life-cycle  energy consumption of manufactured products.    Full Bio Prior to this position, Dr. Ivester served as the Executive Secretary to the Inter-agency  working group on Advanced Manufacturing, which was formed in 2011 under the  NSTC Committee on Technology in the Executive Office of the President, which  produced the February 2012 report “A National Strategic Plan for Advanced  Manufacturing”. Dr. Ivester’s research interests include manufacturing process  metrology, modeling, and optimization.  Dr. Ivester has performed research to quantify  uncertainty associated with measurements and model-based predictions of  manufacturing process behavior.  In particular, Dr. Ivester has performed extensive  research on the measurement of temperature and strain during metal cutting.  Dr. Ivester has been an instructor for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for  Professionals program for graduate-level studies in manufacturing engineering since  2001.  He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and received  his Ph.D. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering  from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.