Robert Ivester, Ph.D., has been a mechanical engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since 1996, when he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Ivester has been an instructor for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals program for graduate-level studies in manufacturing engineering since 2001, including courses in design for manufacturability, manufacturing systems analysis, and computer-integrated manufacturing. Dr. Ivester conducts research in manufacturing process metrology, modeling, and optimization. Dr. Ivester has developed a generalized approach to model-based dynamic robust optimization of manufacturing operations allowing for modeling and measurement uncertainty. In support of this capability, Dr. Ivester has performed research to quantify uncertainty associated with measurements and model-based predictions of manufacturing process behavior.
Intelligent Systems Division
Production Systems Group
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst