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Associate Director for Innovation & Industry Services

The NIST Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services is responsible for our suite of external partnership programs, including the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, Economic Analysis Office, Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Manufacturing USA, Office of Advanced Manufacturing and the Technology Partnership Office.

Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services

Headshot of Mojdeh Bahar
Credit: The Daily Record

Mojdeh Bahar is the Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity, she is responsible for the NIST suite of technology partnership, quality, and advanced manufacturing programs, including the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, the Office of Advanced Manufacturing, the Technology Partnership Program and other extramural activities.

Ms. Bahar comes to NIST from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) where she served as the Assistant Administrator for Technology Transfer. There, she had broad responsibility for managing the intellectual property that evolves from the research program of the Agency and served as a resource for management of intellectual property and technology transfer across the USDA. She lead ARS's interactions with government agencies, industries, commodity groups and universities on matters dealing with intellectual property and technology transfer.

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