Dr. Khershed P. Cooper is a Program Director (PD) for the Advanced Manufacturing (AM) program in the CMMI Division of the Engineering Directorate at NSF. He directs basic research activities in advanced manufacturing, particularly, nanomanufacturing, and associated Manufacturing USA and NSF-DFG collaborations. He is a disciplinary PD for the Engineering Research Centers (ERC) and a co-PD for cross-cutting programs, such as, Critical Aspects of Sustainability (CAS), Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI), Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) and National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI). He is an NSF representative for NSTC's Nano Science Engineering and Technology (NSET) Sub-committee, which frames the NNI Strategic Plan. Prior to joining NSF, he was a Program Officer for Manufacturing Science at ONR and, concurrently, a Senior Research Metallurgist at NRL. He received his MS and PhD from University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has nearly 200 invited talks, 70 contributed presentations, 150 publications, edited one book and one patent and has sponsored international studies, symposia and workshops in various areas of advanced manufacturing. He is a Fellow of SME and ASM International and a recipient of ASM International’s Burgess Memorial Award.
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