ASTM International presented its top annual award – the Award of Merit – to Kevin K. Jurrens, acting chief of the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) (Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA), for his contributions to the additive manufacturing technologies committee (F42).
The prestigious award, which includes the accompanying title of fellow, is ASTM’s highest recognition for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities.
Jurrens was honored for his extraordinary productivity, outstanding contribution, and unwavering leadership in developing standards related to additive manufacturing, and for significant contributions to the committee within the global additive manufacturing community.
An ASTM International member since 2011, Jurrens has previously been recognized with the Distinguished Service Award (2018).
He has served in his current acting position since January 2021, having been the deputy chief for the division since 2010. Jurrens previously held several other positions at NIST, including deputy and acting division chief of the former Manufacturing Metrology Division.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree from the University of Kansas, both in mechanical engineering. In addition to ASTM International, Jurrens is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
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