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Damian Lauria (Fed)

Computer Scientist

Laboratory automation specialist for the Laboratory Automation Group in the Office of Information Systems Management. Provides custom programming and support of ongoing research, design and assembly of new automated testing systems, and license administration for the enterprise LabVIEW program at NIST. Interested in machine vision, image processing, artificial intelligence, and mechatronics. Current research support projects include hydrogen pipeline safety and fatigue, Charpy impact verification with instrumented strikers, and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).

Awards

Service and Support to MML Accolade (2021)

For innovative and resourceful problem solving within MML's Hydrogen Pipeline, Charpy Testing, Meso-scale Materials, and Mega-Qubit IMS programs, which has provided considerable savings to each project in both time and money.

NIST Bronze Medal Award (2018)

Recognized for the development and use of a high-pressure chamber for in-situ mechanical testing of structural materials in H2 environments.

MML Distinguished Associate Award (2018)

For advancing the safe, effective use of hydrogen for fuel and manufacturing by spearheading science-based improvements to hydrogen pipeline codes.

NIST MML Distinguished Associate Award (2011)

Given in conjunction with the NIST silver medal, the second highest award presented by the United States Department of Commerce.  "For providing critical data leading to new practices for acceptance testing of electronic components used in active implantable medical devices." 

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer - Small Enterprise Development. Togo, West Africa (2011)

Protiro "Above and Beyond" award (2007, 2008)

Member of the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society (2016-Present)

Publications

Created October 23, 2018, Updated July 11, 2022