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The Material Measurement Laboratory is the major operating unit within the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) focused on measurement research, standards,and data in the chemical, biological and materials sciences. To learn more, see What We Do.

MML Organization


 Dr. Laurie Locascio

Dr. Laurie E. Locascio

Michael Fasolka

Deputy Director

Dr. Michael Fasolka

Dr. Robert L. Watters, Jr., Assoc. Dir. for Meas. Serv.

Associate Director for
Measurement Services
Dr. Robert L. Watters, Jr.


Robert Hanisch



Neil Alderoty

 Executive Officer
Neil Alderoty



Applied Chemicals and Materials Division

Fekete  Dr. James Fekete, Chief (Acting)

Biomolecular Measurement Division

Dr. Mike Tarlov

 Dr. Michael Tarlov, Chief

Biosystems and Biomaterials Division


 Dr. Steven Choquette, Chief (Acting)

Chemical Sciences Division

Dr. Carlos Gonzalez Dr. Carlos Gonzalez, Chief 


Materials Measurement Science Division 

Dr. John Small Dr. John Small, Chief  


Materials Science and Engineering Division

Dr. Eric Lin

Dr. Eric Lin, Chief



Office of Reference Materials

Dr. Robert L. Watters, Jr.

Dr. Robert L. Watters, Jr., Director


  • Business and Quality Management - Maria Polakoski, Group Leader
  • Business Application Development, Support and Security - Alec Belsky, Group Leader
  • Materials and Physical Services - Mark Cronise, Group Leader
  • Publication and Web Services - Dinis Camara, Group Leader
  • Sales and Customer Services - Teressa Rush-Cover, Group Leader

Office of Data and Informatics

Robert Hanisch

Dr. Robert J. Hanisch, Director


  • Data Services Group - Adam Morey, Group Leader

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MML Program Team

Dr. Michael Tarlov
Program Director

Dr. Anne Plant
Program Director

Dr. Kelley Rogers
Program Advisor

Environment and Climate
Dr. Stephanie Hooker
Program Director

Dr. Richard Ricker
Program Director

Materials Genome
Dr. James Warren
Program Director

Advanced Materials/Nanoparticles and Environment, Health and Safety
Dr. Debra Kaiser
Program Director

Safety, Security and Forensics
Dr. Eric Steel
Program Director


Additional Staff Members

Dr. Nick Barbosa, Scientific Advisor

Dr. Mary Bedner, Scientific Advisor

Dr. Torey Liepa, Communications

Dr. Elizabeth Mackey, Safety Program Coordinator

Dr. Joshua Martin, Scientific Advisor

Dr. Mary Satterfield, Chief of Staff





General Information:
301-975-8300 Telephone
301-975-3845 Facsimile

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8300
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8300