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Mark E. Palmer

Mark E. Palmer is the leader of and a supervisory mechanical engineer in the Process Engineering Group of the Systems Integration Division (SID) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Mark Palmer leads the Process Engineering Group in the Systems Integration Division of the Engineering Laboratory. Mr. Palmer conducts research on measurement science for advancing the integration of information, sensing and automation technologies and work process optimization to improve engineering, manufacturing, and construction. Mr. Palmer has led numerous national and international research projects on multidisciplinary collaboration, information modeling, building performance, infrastructure delivery, systems engineering, and data exchange standards, and web standards. Mr Palmer was Vice Chairman of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) for six years and an advisor to the GSA Office of Governmentwide Policy on strategic planning for UN/CEFACT. Prior to joining NIST, Mr. Palmer spent 14 years in the engineering and construction of commercial, industrial and residential facilities. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. His Master of Science degree is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he specialized in the integration of CAD/CAE systems, knowledge systems, and quality management principles.

Mark E. Palmer


Leader, Supervisory Mechanical Engineer
Systems Integration Division
Process Engineering Group


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S., 1985

University of Oregon, B.Arch., 1982


Phone: 301-975-5858
Email: mark.palmer@nist.gov