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Zachary Trautt

Dr. Zachary T. Trautt holds the title of Materials Research Engineer in the Materials Measurement Science Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Trautt plays a significant role in the Material Genome Initiative and has particular interest in the findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability of materials data and metadata. Dr. Trautt was a study team member for the NSF-funded report on Building a Materials Data Infrastructure and served a detail assignment on the development team of the U.S. Federal Data Strategy and First Year Action Plan. Prior to joining NIST, Dr. Trautt was a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences at George Mason University. He completed his Ph.D. in Engineering Systems with a minor in Material Science at the Colorado School of Mines in 2009. He also completed a B.S. in Engineering Physics at the Colorado School of Mines in 2004.