FRANK W. GAYLE
Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Dr. Frank W. Gayle is Deputy Director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), an interagency team with participation from all Federal agencies involved in U.S. manufacturing.
Principal participant agencies currently include the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Education and Energy, NASA
, and NSF
The AMNPO reports to the Executive Office of the President and operates under the National Science and Technology Council
The office two priority focus areas: 1) enabling industry-led, private-public partnerships focused on manufacturing innovation and engaging U.S. universities, and 2) enabling a coordinated â€œwhole of governmentâ€ focus on advanced manufacturing initiative to facilitate collaboration and information sharing across federal agencies.
Prior to joining the AMNPO in December 2012, Dr. Gayle worked 24 years in the Metallurgy Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in positions from research metallurgist to Division Chief.
As Division Chief, he
was responsible for broad support of industry needs in measurements, standards, and data in the application of metals.
The primary core expertise of the division is thermodynamics and kinetics applied to phase transformations in materials, electrochemistry, magnetic and electronic materials, mechanical properties, and modeling of materials phenomena.
As Chief, Dr. Gayle
developed major programs in energy, microelectronics, and metals for mechanical applications, focusing on measurement needs for industry.
personal research has covered a wide range of materials, including quasicrystals, lead-free solder, and aerospace materials ranging from the Wright Flyer to the Space Shuttle.
In addition, he
led the team of experts addressing steel forensics aspects of the NIST World Trade Center Investigation..
Dr. Gayle holds a Doctor of Science degree in Metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He also earned a BS in Civil Engineering and a MS in Materials Science from Duke University.
Prior to coming to NIST, Dr. Gayle spent 11 years in industry in the field of alloy development for aerospace applications.