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NIST Senior Leadership

Laurie Locascio

Dr. Laurie Locascio

Office of the Director

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). 

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James Olthoff, Acting ADLP

Dr. James Olthoff

Associate Director for Laboratory Programs (ADLP)

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. 

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Mojdeh Bahar

Associate Director for Innovation & Industry Services (ADIIS)

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.

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Delwin Brockett

Associate Director for Management Resources (ADMR)

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.

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Created April 24, 2009, Updated April 26, 2022