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Mark D. Stolorow

Mr. Stolorow is the Director of the Law Enforcement Standards Office (OLES), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce in Gaithersburg, Maryland. As OLES Director, Mr. Stolorow administers five programs dedicated to improving public safety services. The mission of OLES is to enhance public safety through exceptional leadership, research, and customer service by advancing standards, science, and technology. The OLES programs include Counter Terrorism and Response Technologies; Public Safety Communications Research; Protective Systems Research; Detection, Inspection & Enforcement Technologies; and Forensic Science.

Mr. Stolorow has significant forensic laboratory and courtroom experience, having served as the training coordinator for the statewide forensic serology program and as the research program administrator for the Illinois State Police Bureau of Forensic Science, as well as serving as the Executive Director of Orchid Cellmark, a forensic DNA testing laboratory corporation. Mr. Stolorow led teams that performed DNA analysis for high-profile cases such as the 1995 criminal investigation of O.J. Simpson, the 1996 murder case of JonBenet Ramsey, and the 1998 case of Theodore Kaczynski. Cellmark also led the development of innovative approaches to help identify remains of 9/11 victims at the World Trade Center in New York City. Mr. Stolorow is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and is a member of ASTM and the Interagency Board of Equipment Standardization and Interoperability. He received the 2005 Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Distinguished Service Award. He served as co-chair of the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Forensic Science from 2009 through 2012.  Mr. Stolorow received a B.S. from the University of Michigan, an M.S. in Forensic Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University.



Law Enforcement Standards Office (OLES)

Phone: (301) 975 - 2754
Email: Mark.Stolorow@nist.gov
Fax: (301) 948 - 0978