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NASCTN Staff Bios



Melissa Midzor

Melissa Midzor is the Program Manager for the National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN), and joined the NIST team in 2018. NASCTN was established by the Department of Commerce (NIST and NTIA) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in 2015 in order to organize a national network of Federal, academic, and commercial test facilities that would provide testing, modeling and analysis necessary to develop and deploy spectrum-sharing technologies and inform future spectrum policy and regulations. Dr. Midzor brings over 15 years of experience in Electronic Warfare and Spectrum compatibility for military systems across the Joint Services. Prior roles include Division Director and Senior Scientific Technology Manager (SSTM) for Electronic Warfare Integrated Laboratories (EWIL) at NAVAIR, Pt. Mugu, and a 2 year rotation at the Pentagon in the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (AT&L) R&E Electronic Warfare and Countermeasures Office (EWCO). Dr. Midzor received her Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in nanotechnology, and a B.A. degrees in Physics and Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.


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Created March 26, 2019