Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Seminar


New Approaches to Manufacturing Innovation in DOE


Dr. Robert Ivester


U.S. Department of Energy


Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:30:00 AM


MRDC Building, Room 4211


Thomas Kurfess


The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) is focused on creating a fertile innovation environment for advanced manufacturing, enabling vigorous domestic development of new energy-efficient manufacturing processes and materials technologies to reduce the energy intensity and life-cycle energy consumption of manufactured products. The AMO R&D investment portfolio includes current and planned investments in innovative projects and shared user facilities that bring together industry, small business, universities and other researchers and manufacturing stakeholders. AMO’s R&D investments also support the Department of Energy’s work to make the United States a leader in the global advanced manufacturing and clean energy technology markets.


Robert W. Ivester, Ph.D., currently serves as the Acting Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office in the U.S. Department of Energy under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. He served as the Executive Secretary to the Interagency working group on Advanced Manufacturing under the NSTC Committee on Technology in the Executive Office of the President, which produced the February 2012 report “A National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing”. He conducted research on manufacturing process metrology, modeling, and optimization for over 15 years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Ivester has been an instructor for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals program for graduate-level studies in manufacturing engineering since 2001. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and received his Ph.D. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Lunch will be provided.