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NIST appoints new associate director for innovation and industry services

May 28, 2020
By: Konni Lorenz

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) named Mojdeh Bahar as the new associate director for innovation and industry services (ADIIS). The ADIIS provides oversight for the key extramural and technology transfer programs of NIST and is responsible for enhancing the successful transfer of new technologies from NIST’s world-class research laboratories to commercial markets, reporting on behalf of the federal government impacts from the $150 billion federal investment in research, and technology transfer policy development and implementation.

Bahar previously held technology transfer roles at the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Research Service and National Institutes of Health (NIH), held leadership roles with the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer, has won numerous awards, and has spoken both nationally and internationally on topics such as intellectual property, technology transfer and commercialization, business development, and licensing.