Mark J. Shuart
Mark J. Shuart, Ph.D.
R&D Facilities Program Manager
Advanced Manufacturing Office
DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
Dr. Mark J. Shuart is the R&D Facilities Program Manager for the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Office of the Department of Energy. His research interests focus on establishing shared manufacturing facilities that develop advanced technologies for energy efficient applications. He leads the AMO team that creates and manages manufacturing development facilities, energy innovation hubs, and manufacturing innovation institutes. He is also a Research Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Virginia Tech.
Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Dr. Shuart retired from the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) after 32 years of service. Dr. Shuart held several line management positions at the LaRC including Director for Structures & Materials and was a member of the Senior Executive Service from 1998 until his retirement.
Dr. Shuart is an internationally recognized authority on the behavior of composite materials and structures. He has directed major contracts with Boeing, the former McDonnell Douglas, and Lockheed-Martin to develop composite structures technology for primary aircraft structures. He has also directed grant activities at major universities. Dr. Shuart is the author or co-author of more than 80 formal publications, referenceable oral presentations, and other significant contributions that describe advanced structures and materials technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Engineering Science and Mechanics as well as a Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech.
He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Sciences/Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the University of Delaware. Dr. Shuart completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School and Leadership for a Democratic Society at the Federal Executive Institute. He has received the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal for his contributions to structures and materials research. He is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is a past Chairman of their Materials Technical Committee. He has also received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Center for Composite Materials at the University of Delaware. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Jane.