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COMMITTEE ON SOCIETAL BENEFITS FROM CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS RESEARCH

ANDREA LIU, University of Pennsylvania, Co-chair

GEORGE CRABTREE, Argonne National Laboratory, Co-chair

EVA Y. ANDREI, Rutgers University

PAUL C. CANFIELD, Ames Laboratory

ALLEN M. GOLDMAN, University of Minnesota

ANDREW J. MILLIS, Columbia University

JUAN J. DE PABLO, University of Chicago

MONICA OLVERA DE LA CRUZ, Northwestern University

STUART S.P. PARKIN, IBM Almaden Research Center

DANIEL C. RALPH, Cornell University

CYRUS R. SAFINYA, University of California at Santa Barbara

JERRY A. SIMMONS, Sandia National Laboratories

MARK STILES, National Institute of Standards and Technology

KATSUYO THORNTON, University of Michigan

DALE VAN HARLINGEN, University of Illinois

DAVID A. WEITZ, Harvard University

Staff

JAMES C. LANCASTER, Director

DONALD C. SHAPERO, Senior Scholar

CARYN J. KNUTSEN, Associate Program Officer (until July 2013)

TERI G. THOROWGOOD, Administrative Coordinator (until August 2013)

BETH DOLAN, Financial Associate

Suggested Citation:"BackMatter." National Research Council. 2014. Harvesting the Fruits of Inquiry: How Materials Discoveries Improve Our Lives. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18734.
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BOARD ON PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

PHILIP H. BUCKSBAUM, Stanford University, Chair

DEBRA M. ELMEGREEN, Vassar College, Vice Chair

RICCARDO BETTI, University of Rochester

ADAM S. BURROWS, Princeton University,

TODD DITMIRE, University of Texas at Austin

NATHANIEL J. FISCH, Princeton University

PAUL FLEURY, Yale University

STUART FREEDMAN, University of California at Berkeley

S. JAMES GATES, University of Maryland

LAURA H. GREENE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MARTHA P. HAYNES, Cornell University

MARK B. KETCHEN, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

MONICA OLVERA DE LA CRUZ, Northwestern University

PAUL SCHECHTER, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BORIS SHRAIMAN, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics

MICHAEL S. TURNER, University of Chicago

ELLEN D. WILLIAMS, PB International

MICHAEL S. WITHERELL, University of California at Santa Barbara

Staff

JAMES C. LANCASTER, Director

DONALD C. SHAPERO, Senior Scholar

DAVID B. LANG, Program Officer

CARYN J. KNUTSEN, Associate Program Officer (until July 2013)

TERI G. THOROWGOOD, Administrative Coordinator (until August 2013)

LINDA WALKER, Program Coordinator

BETH DOLAN, Financial Associate

Suggested Citation:"BackMatter." National Research Council. 2014. Harvesting the Fruits of Inquiry: How Materials Discoveries Improve Our Lives. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18734.
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Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine

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The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. It is autonomous in its administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences the responsibility for advising the federal government. The National Academy of Engineering also sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievements of engineers. Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr., is president of the National Academy of Engineering.

The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to secure the services of eminent members of appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. The Institute acts under the responsibility given to the National Academy of Sciences by its congressional charter to be an adviser to the federal government and, upon its own initiative, to identify issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine.

The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy’s purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone and Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr., are chair and vice chair, respectively, of the National Research Council.

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The field of condensed matter and materials research has played a key role in meeting our nation's needs in a number of areas, including energy, health, and climate change. Harvesting the Fruits of Inquiry highlights a few of the societal benefits that have flowed from research in this field. This report communicates the role that condensed matter and materials research plays in addressing societal needs. The report uses examples to illustrate how research in this area has contributed directly to efforts to address the nation's needs in providing sustainable energy, meeting health needs, and addressing climate change issues. Written in an accessible style, this report will be of interest to academia, government agencies, and Congress.

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