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Former Advisory Board Member: Dr. Willie E. May


Dr. Willie May

Resigned from the Board September 2021

Willie E. May is Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Morgan State University. He previously served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of NIST. As NIST Director, Dr. May provided high-level oversight and direction for NIST, the agency that promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology. Dr. May began as a bench chemist and went on to work at every management level within the organization. In addition to the MEP Advisory Board, Dr. May serves on science and technology advisory boards for the United Kingdom’s National Physical Laboratory and China’s National Institute of Metrology, and on the board of directors for Consumer Reports. He earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Knoxville College and his doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park.


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Created November 5, 2019, Updated March 30, 2023