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Moneer Helu

Moneer Helu is the Group Leader of the Life Cycle Engineering Group in the Systems Integration Division (SID) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dr. Helu leads the Model-Based Manufacturing Capability Definition project in the Model-Based Enterprise program. He also co-leads the NIST Smart Manufacturing Systems Test Bed. Dr. Helu was previously the Associate Project Leader of the Prognostics, Health Management, and Control project in the Smart Manufacturing Operations Planning and Control program. He is a member of the Executive and Standards Committees for MTConnect, Executive Committee of the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division, and a Corporate Member of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). Prior to joining NIST in 2014, Dr. Helu was the Associate Director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability (LMAS) and a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. 

Dr. Helu's current research at NIST focuses on defining, measuring, and controlling the capability of manufacturing systems. His general research interests include data-driven manufacturing, sustainability, precision machining, process monitoring, and interoperability.


US Department of Commerce Gold Medal (2019)

NAE 2019 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

SME 2018 Outstanding  Young Manufacturing Engineer Award

Special Recognition for Service, ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division (2016)

Best Paper Award, ASME 2015 Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC)

SME 2014 30 Under 30: Future Leaders of Manufacturing 



Guodong Shao, Moneer M. Helu
Digital twin has the potential to be an important technology for achieving smart manufacturing. However, there remains a lot of confusion about the concept and

Integrated Operations Management for Distributed Manufacturing

Timothy A. Sprock, Michael E. Sharp, William Z. Bernstein, Michael P. Brundage, Moneer M. Helu, Thomas D. Hedberg Jr.
In traditional manufacturing operations management systems, the four pillars of ISA-95 (production, quality, maintenance, inventory) are each implemented as

Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection Data for a Three-Component Assembly

Thomas D. Hedberg, Michael E. Sharp, Toby M. Maw, Mostafizur M. Rahman, Swati Jadhav, James J. Whicker, Allison Barnard Feeney, Moneer M. Helu
To better understand and address the challenges faced in linking all stages of a manufacturing and design process, an investigative fabrication process was
Created May 22, 2018, Updated January 28, 2020