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International Legal Metrology Program Welcomes Dr. Michael Nelson

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Mike joins OWM with a wealth of experience in metrology and in developing standards that promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness. Since achieving a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Maryland in 2013, he has served in the NIST Measurement Laboratory (MML) Chemical Sciences Division. He was also a detailee of the NIST Office of Weights and Measures in 2023, conducting research and publishing a special report (NIST SP 2200-03) on the regulatory landscape concerning electric vehicle charging equipment deployment. Mike has held multiple leadership roles representing the US and NIST to international standards development organizations (SDOs), including Technical Committees of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the US Pharmacopeia (USP), and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IFCC).

Mike has also represented the U.S. and served advisory roles as an international metrology expert within consultative committees to the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM). He has worked extensively with the NIST Statistical Engineering Division to develop new statistical methods and tools for metrological applications, instructed several graduate-level classes on testing laboratory operation and management, and served as a peer assessor for the National Metrology Institute of South Africa. Since joining NIST, he has received two Department of Commerce Bronze Awards, multiple awards from the Cooperation on International Traceability in Analytical Chemistry (CITAC) for publications and advancement of the chemical metrology field. Mike is very excited to join the NIST OWM and engage with the U.S. and international legal metrology communities.

Released January 3, 2024, Updated February 1, 2024