Areas of Expertise
Hardness and indentation testing, mechanical testing of metals, standards development, quality systems
Began work in the Mechanical Testing Group of the Metallurgy Division and worked on a variety of research and investigative projects including:
1995 to present: Manager of the NIST hardness standardization project involved in:
2006 to present: Metallurgy Division Quality Manager
Standards Related Activities
ASTM-International (ASTM): Chair of Subcommittee E28.06 on Indentation Hardness Testing.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO): US head of delegation to the ISO Technical subcommittee TC164/SC3 on hardness testing.
International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM): Secretary of the Working Group on Hardness (WGH) of the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities (CCM).
Inter-American Metrology System (SIM): Chair of sub-Working Group on Hardness of Working Group MWG 7 - Mass & Related Quantities.
International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO): US representative to IMEKO Technical Committee TC5 on Hardness
National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP): Technical assessor for hardness calibration laboratories.
Materials Research Engineer
1977: Analyst, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Alexandria, VA
1978 to present: NIST (formerly the National Bureau of Standards), Gaithersburg, MD