of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for quality and objectivity. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Brian Darmody, University of Maryland; William Kittredge, U.S. Department of Commerce; Michael Luger, University of Manchester; Lora Lee Martin, California Council on Science and Technology; and Chachanat Thebtaranonth, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the report, nor did they see the final draft before its release. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the author and the institution.

Alan Wm. Wolff

Charles W. Wessner

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