Willie May, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been chosen by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer to receive the group’s Laboratory Director of the Year Award.
FLC recognized May after the group found that the agency has completed more than two-thirds of approximately 1,000 active lab-to-market programs between fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2015 under his oversight, NIST said Thursday.
The award also recognizes his efforts to streamline the process for arrangement and management of cooperative research and development agreements between the agency and external organizations.
NIST added a research team that comprises W. Stuart Dols, Steven Emmerich and Brian Polidoro has won FLC’s Excellence in Technology Transfer Award for their work on a computer simulation program that aims to predict indoor air and pollutant movement.
FLC will present the awards to May, Dols, Emmerich and Polidoro during the consortium’s national meeting that will be held April 27 in Chicago.
May also currently serves as undersecretary of standards and technology at the Commerce Department.