William Z. Bernstein
Dr. William Z. Bernstein is a Mechanical Engineer in the Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Group of the Systems Integration Division of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Bernstein's research at NIST primarily contributes to two programs: (1) Performance Assurance for Smart Manufacturing Systems and (2) Enabling the Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing.
Prior to joining NIST, Dr. Bernstein was a member of the C-Design Lab at Purdue University. His research at Purdue was focused on establishing frameworks and methods to enable environmentally conscious product redesign activities. Central to this work was the idea of infusing principles from the fields of Information Visualization and Visual Analytics into sustainable design.
Dr. Bernstein's current research interests include Sustainable Design, Data-driven Manufacturing, Product Lifecycle Management, Visual Analytics, and Information Visualization.
Best Paper Finalist, “Developing a Capability-Based Similarity Metric for Manufacturing Process,” ASME MSEC, 2017
DFMLC Scholar Award, ASME DFMLC Technical Committee, 2014
Best Paper Award, “ShapeSift: Suggesting Sustainable Options in Design Reuse from Part Repositories,” ASME IDETC DFMLC, 2013