Aron Newman is Leader of the Infrastructure Materials Group (IMG) of the Materials Structural Systems Division (MSSD) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). IMG is one of four groups in MSSD in which the other three groups are Structures Group, Earthquake Engineering Group, and Community Resilience Group. IMG, which is recently a merging of the Polymeric Materials Group and the Inorganic Materials Group, focusses on measurement science associated with chronic hazards for materials, with an increasing interest in improving the understanding of materials impacted by chronic hazards from hurricanes and earthquakes.
Dr. Newman joined the Engineering Laboratory in 2020 and is leveraging his research and development experience to manage current projects and to investigate future research directions with input from staff and stakeholders. Prior to joining NIST, Dr. Newman was at Booz Allen Hamilton from 2010 – 2020 and supported technical program management of various research projects at Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy with the Department of Energy. The research areas include cement, batteries, fuel cells, permanent magnets, and polymer membranes. From 2003 to 2010, Dr. Newman was at Physical Sciences, Inc. and had a succession of promotions with increasing responsibility from Physical Scientist to Principal Research Scientist to Group Leader, Energy Technologies. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Newman was at Energizer working on alkaline cathodes for primary batteries. After getting his Ph.D., Dr. Newman served as a postdoctoral appointee at Argonne National Laboratory from 1998 to 2000 working on diagnostic testing and characterization of lithium ion batteries.
Dr. Newman is a member of the following professional societies: