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Jyoti K. Malhotra, Ph.D.

Jyoti Malhotra

Division Chief for National Programs

Dr. Jyoti K. Malhotra serves as the Division Chief for National Programs with the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She is a member of NIST MEP’s senior leadership team, responsible for strategic planning, operations, and building partnerships with public and private sector stakeholders such as NIST labs, federal and state agencies, industry trade groups, educational institutions, Manufacturing USA institutes, nonprofits, and other organizations.

The NIST MEP National Programs Division is the primary interface with the MEP National Network, helping develop and deploy products, technology innovations, and business services for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). The division conducts industry analyses for emerging markets and technologies to determine which services can advance SMMs to be competitive in the global market.           

Dr. Malhotra provides direction for national initiatives, including implementation of the MEP National Network 2023-2027 Strategic Plan as it relates to technology innovation for U.S. manufacturers. The diverse partnerships developed by this division support the strategic plan’s supply chain and workforce goals.

Dr. Malhotra has vast experience in interdisciplinary materials and devices research, product development, manufacturing, and commercialization. Her work includes applications in semiconductor, electronics packaging, energy storage, microelectromechanical systems, flexible printed electronics, LED lighting and medical devices. She is an inventor with multiple U.S. patents and many scientific publications.

Before joining NIST MEP, she worked at the Saint Louis University, directing industry partnerships for the university’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Partnerships. She worked with faculty university-wide and launched new industry partnerships that advanced both the research and academic goals of varied disciplines.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Malhotra spent nearly two decades in industry, working mainly for small manufacturers. As COO of a small medical device manufacturer, she built the quality management system in compliance with ISO requirements and U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, and achieved a zero noncompliance record. During her years with a specialty chemical manufacturer, Dr. Malhotra directed new technology advancement, leading to business growth and new products. She led collaborations with many government agencies, universities, national laboratories, private companies, and global consortia.

Dr. Malhotra began her graduate work at the University of Hull (United Kingdom). She received her doctorate from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and her post-doctorate from the Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.


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Created August 15, 2022, Updated February 1, 2024