Laurie E. Locascio is the 17th director of NIST and the fourth Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology. In this role, she provides high-level oversight and direction of NIST.
Dr. Locascio most recently served as vice president for research at the University of Maryland College Park and University of Maryland Baltimore. She also served as a professor in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the A. James Clark School of Engineering with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine.
Before joining the University of Maryland, Dr. Locascio worked at NIST for 31 years, rising from a research biomedical engineer to eventually leading the agency’s Material Measurement Laboratory (MML).
Dr. James K. Olthoff is the Associate Director for Laboratory Programs. As ADLP, he provides direction and operational guidance for NIST's scientific and technical laboratory programs and serves as principal deputy to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director, among other duties.
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.
Delwin Brockett is the Associate Director for Management Resources for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity, he is responsible for all NIST-wide institutional support and administrative offices and their functions, including: workforce management, information technology and services, safety and environmental management, facilities maintenance and construction, accounting and finance, acquisitions and grants management, budget formulation, strategic planning, and emergency response.
Dr. Boehm is NIST's Chief of Staff where he provides strategic guidance and advice to the NIST Director and senior leadership to help the Institute accomplish its mission by maximizing budgetary resources, expanding partnerships and improving operations.
Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Dr. Boehm was director of the NIST Program Coordination Office with 15 years of budget, policy, and planning experience. He also worked for the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President, where he was responsible for consultation, analysis, and policy development regarding science and technology.