Dr. Tim Marler has extensive experience ranging from industry to academia to science-and-technology policy. His expertise revolves around software development and modeling-and-simulation, having worked with training simulators and virtual environments, computational optimization, digital human modeling, advanced manufacturing, emerging technology, and technology transfer. Additional experience ranges from software design to manufacturing, at Ford Motor Company, Amana, Pacific Northwest National Lab, and Hon. Tim currently serves on the Department of Commerce’s Materials and Equipment Technical Advisory Committee within the Bureau of Industry and Security. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. of mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa.