Dr. Said Jahanmir serves as Assistant Director for Federal Partnerships, Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with a primary responsibility as Executive Secretary, Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing, National Science and Technology Council, Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Prior to this appointment he served as Sr. ASME Legislative Fellow in the Office of Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), U.S. House of Representatives, providing advice on Manufacturing, Science and Technology Policy, Engineering Education and Manufacturing Workforce Development. He was elected and served as the 137th President of ASME (2018-2019). He is a technology leader with extensive scientific/technical and management experience in academia, U.S. government and industry. He is the President of Boston Tribology Associates, an engineering consulting firm.
His prior experience includes National Institute of Standards and Technology (Ceramic Manufacturing Group Leader), National Science Foundation (Tribology Program Director), MiTiHeart Corporation (President and CEO), Exxon Research and Engineering Company (Sr. Research Eng.), Cornell University (Mechanical Engineering Assistant Prof.), University of California at Berkeley (Mechanical Engineering Lecturer) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mechanical Engineering Instructor). His pioneering research in manufacturing, tribology and medical devices is widely recognized in the scientific and engineering communities.
He has published more than 240 archival papers and major reports and has edited several books and conference proceedings on these subjects. He is the founding Executive Editor of the Machining Science and Technology journal, now in its 24th year. He holds seven US and EU patents. He received Honorary Membership in ASME in 2013, recognized for seminal contributions to the advancement of mechanical engineering, particularly the multidisciplinary technologies in manufacturing, tribology, and biomedical materials and devices, and in the promotion of standards; and for significant contributions to ASME. He has served in various leadership positions at ASME including VP for Research and Governor-At-Large.
He received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and his master's degree and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from MIT.