Addressing U.S. Advanced Manufacturing and Clean Energy Technology Challenges

Robert W. Ivester

Robert W. Ivester

Acting Director

DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office

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. Prior to this position, Dr. Ivester served as the Executive Secretary to the Inter-agency working group on Advanced Manufacturing, which was formed in 2011 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”. Dr. Ivester’s research interests include manufacturing process metrology, modeling, and optimization. Dr. Ivester has performed research to quantify uncertainty associated with measurements and model-based predictions of manufacturing process behavior. In particular, Dr. Ivester has performed extensive research on the measurement of temperature and strain during metal cutting.

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.