The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST's) Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) is our nation's reference laboratory for measurements in the chemical, biological, and materials sciences and engineering. Staff of the MML develop state-of-the-art measurement techniques and conduct fundamental research related to measuring the composition, structure, and properties of substances. Tools that include reference materials, data, and measurement services are developed to support industries that range from transportation to biotechnology and to address problems such as climate change, environmental sciences, renewable energy, health care, infrastructure, food safety and nutrition, and forensics.
This report assesses the scientific and technical work performed by NIST's Material Measurement Laboratory. In particular, the report assesses the organization's technical programs, the portfolio of scientific expertise within the organization, the adequacy of the organization's facilities, equipment, and human resources, and the effectiveness by which the organization disseminates its program outputs.
Table of Contents
|1 The Charge to the Panel and the Assessment Process||6-7|
|2 Applied Chemicals and Materials Division||8-14|
|3 Biomolecular Measurement Division||15-23|
|4 Biosystems and Biomaterials Division||24-34|
|5 Chemical Sciences Division||35-44|
|6 Materials Measurement Science Division||45-53|
|7 Materials Science and Engineering Division||54-65|
|8 Key Findings and Recommendations||66-70|
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