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Gregory W. Vogl (Fed)

Mechanical Engineer

Gregory W. Vogl received the Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics and Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University of Blacksburg, Virginia, USA in 2000, 2003, and 2006, respectively. He designed, fabricated, and experimented on microelectromechanical systems as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He then joined the Production Systems Group at NIST, in which he worked on standards development for machine tools and vibration metrology for accelerometers. Currently, Dr. Vogl leads the Augmented Intelligence for Manufacturing Systems (AIMS) project, which seeks to develop augmented intelligent solutions for manufacturing systems via integrated metrology, testbeds, reference datasets, uncertainty quantification, guidelines, and standards. For his contributions, Dr. Vogl was elected in 2023 as an Associate Member of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and is the recipient of a NIST Engineering Laboratory Mentoring Award, NIST Colleagues’ Choice Award, and NIST Engineering Laboratory Outstanding Publication Award.


2023, Associate Member, International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP)

2021, Patent (U.S. Patent Number: 11,085,793) as Inventor for “Inertial Measurement Unit and Diagnostic System”

2021, Certificate of Achievement for journal paper, “A review of diagnostic and prognostic capabilities and best practices for manufacturing” (2019), being “One of 2020’s Top Cited JIM Research Articles” in the Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing

2021, EL Outstanding Publication Award

2020, Honorable Mention in America Makes “Fit 2 Face” mask design challenge

2019, NIST Colleagues’ Choice Award

2017, EL Mentoring Award


Vision-based thermal drift monitoring method for machine tools

Gregory W. Vogl, Ainsley Rexford, Zongze Li, Robert Landers, Edward Kinzel, Alkan Donmez, Joe Chalfoun
A method is presented to measure machine tool thermal drift for error compensation. A wireless microscope within a tool holder in the spindle is used to capture

Patents (2018-Present)

Wireless Fire Hose Flow Rate Apparatus And Measuring Flow Rate In A Fire Hose

NIST Inventors
Gregory W. Vogl , Wai Cheong Tam and Christopher U Brown
A wireless sensor network was used to measure water-flow rate in a fire hose. An accelerometer was chosen as the sensor to measure the flow rate based on the vibrations generated by water flowing through a fire hose close to the hose nozzle. These sensors are small, lightweight, and can attach to
Graphic for how an inertial measurement unit works

Inertial Measurement Unit and Diagnostic System

NIST Inventors
Gregory W. Vogl
An inertial measurement unit determines performance degradation of a linear axis and includes: an accelerometer that, when disposed on a motion member of the linear axis including the motion member and a base member: measures acceleration of the motion member; and provides a displacement of the
Created July 30, 2019, Updated May 15, 2024