John T. Roth is the Director of the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center and a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of New Hampshire. As Director, John leads the Olson Center’s yearly engagement with hundreds of manufacturers, organizations, agencies, and academic institutions.
During his career, John has led design and fabrication teams for numerous satellite components and other space-based assets, and he is currently the co-PI on a National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded Manufacturing USA Technology Roadmap (MfgTech) Grant on In-space Manufacturing, and a leader on a National Science Foundation-funded Future Manufacturing Grant on Sustainable In-space Manufacturing.
John received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1998 and has previously served as the Assistant Director for Research Partnerships at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) and the Associate Director of Research and Technology Transfer at Penn State University. With over 200 technical publications, and approximately 50 national and international technical patent disclosures, John’s industrially-based research and development experience spans manufacturing, materials, sensors, signal processing, prognostics/diagnostics, machine and sensor design, dynamic systems, cryogenics, and biomechanics.