Dr. Frank W. Gayle

Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office

Dr. Frank Gayle is the deputy director of the Office of Advanced Manufacturing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Office of Advanced Manufacturing is responsible for extramural advanced manufacturing programs and serve as a liaison to industry and academia. He is also deputy director of the inter-agency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, which is headquartered at NIST and coordinates federal activities in advanced manufacturing.

Gayle’s past roles at NIST include serving as Division Chief of the NIST Metallurgy Division, where he developed programs in energy, microelectronics and mechanical properties, focusing on measurement needs for industry.

Gayle also led the team of technical experts on the forensics of structural steel in the Congressionally mandated NIST investigation of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. Prior to joining NIST, Frank spent 11 years in the aerospace industry. He is a Fellow of ASM International and the Society for Manufacturing Engineers, and twice won Gold Medals, the highest honor of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Frank earned an Sc.D. in Materials Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from Duke University.