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Overall Conclusions

The projects reviewed by the Panel on Materials Science and Engineering fulfill the mission of the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory. They are formulated well and conducted in generally excellent facilities by an outstanding technical staff. Associates (visiting scientists) and postdoctoral researchers are usually well integrated into the projects. The results are appropriately disseminated and have received recognition by awards and through broad use by the technical community. Opportunities for improving the MSEL are related to operations—for example, integrating postdoctoral researchers, improving patent processes, and more effectively using the World Wide Web. The technical programs and staff of the MSEL are strong.



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6 Overall Conclusions The projects reviewed by the Panel on Materials Science and Engineering fulfill the mission of the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory. They are formulated well and conducted in generally excellent facilities by an outstanding technical staff. Associates (visiting scientists) and postdoctoral researchers are usually well integrated into the projects. The results are appropriately disseminated and have received recognition by awards and through broad use by the technical community. Opportunities for improving the MSEL are related to operations—for example, integrating postdoctoral researchers, improving patent processes, and more effectively using the World Wide Web. The technical programs and staff of the MSEL are strong. 54