Thomas Hedberg, Jr. is a member of the Systems Engineering group in the Systems Integration Division (SID) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
At NIST, Dr. Hedberg is the Program Manager of the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) program and the Co-Leader of the Smart Manufacturing Systems Test Bed. Prior to being named a Program Manager, Dr. Hedberg was the Project Leader of the Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing project in the Smart Manufacturing Operations Planning and Control program. Dr. Hedberg is also a Voting Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Y14.37, Y14.41, and Y14.41.1 subcommittees from the ASME Y14 suite of standards and Co-Chair and Americas Lead for the Visualization Working Group for LOTAR International.
Prior to joining NIST, Dr. Hedberg was a Senior Mechanical Engineer and Technical Lead in the Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) group for the Product-Lifecycle-Management department in Honeywell's Engineering-Operations office. In this role, Dr. Hedberg was instrumental in developing a strategy and implementation for Model-Based Enterprise at Honeywell. This work earned Dr. Hedberg and the MBE team the Honeywell Engineering & Technology VPD Productivity Award for Innovation.
Dr. Hedberg has a strong interest in the areas of model-based enterprise, smart manufacturing, product-lifecycle management (PLM), data/information flow in the lifecycle, product-data quality, product-data visualization, and long-term data archival and retrieval (LOTAR). Dr. Hedberg is also conducting systems research for integrating the areas of product design, manufacturing, and lifecycle engineering through in-depth studying and analysis of specific issues or speciality areas with the mechanical engineering discipline.
Dr. Hedberg is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Arizona and the State of Maryland. He is a lifetime senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and an active member in the American Society of Mechanical Engineerings (ASME) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). When not conducting research, Dr. Hedberg enjoys playing ice hockey, flying, and biking.