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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Engineering Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2014. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21659.
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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF
STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
ENGINEERING LABORATORY

FISCAL YEAR 2014

Panel on Review of the Engineering Laboratory at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Committee on NIST Technical Programs

Laboratory Assessments Board

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
                         OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

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This study was supported by Contract No. S81341-12-CQ-0036 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agency that provided support for the project.

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Engineering Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2014. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21659.
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PANEL ON REVIEW OF THE ENGINEERING LABORATORY AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY

JEREMY ISENBERG, Stanford University, Chair

DONALD B. BIVENS, Consultant

JOSEPH P. COLACO, CBM Engineers

MEREDITH (MED) B. COLKET III, United Technologies Research Center

CARLOS FERNANDEZ-PELLO, University of California, Berkeley

GERALD G. FULLER, Stanford University

ERIC GUILLAUME, Laboratoire National de Metrologie et d’Essais

TIMOTHY G. GUTOWSKI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MICHAEL R. JAHADI, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

AGNES CHAU KLUCHA, UTC Aerospace Systems

RICHARD G. LITTLE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MICHAEL F. MCGRATH, McGrath Analytics, LLC

R. SHANKAR NAIR, Exp US Services, Inc.

NABIL NASR, Rochester Institute of Technology

SURENDRA P. SHAH, Northwestern University

E. SARAH SLAUGHTER, Built Environment Coalition

SUSAN SMYTH, General Motors Corporation

WILLIAM A. THORNTON, Cives Engineering Corporation

A. GALIP ULSOY, University of Michigan

BRUCE H. VARNER, Santa Rosa Fire Department

THERESA WESTON, DuPont Building Innovations

JIANSHUN (JENSEN) ZHANG, Syracuse University

STEVEN J. ZINKLE, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Staff

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. MCGEE, Director

ANDREA SHELTON, Administrative Assistant

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COMMITTEE ON NIST TECHNICAL PROGRAMS

ELSA REICHMANIS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chair

WILLIAM C. GEAR, NEC Research Institute, Inc. (retired)

JENNIE S. HWANG, H-Technologies Group

KANTI JAIN, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

KUMAR C. PATEL, Pranalytica, Inc.

ALICE WHITE, Boston University

Staff

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. MCGEE, Director

ANDREA SHELTON, Administrative Assistant

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LABORATORY ASSESSMENTS BOARD

JOHN W. LYONS, National Defense University, Chair

ROSS B. COROTIS, University of Colorado, Boulder

PAUL A. FLEURY, Yale University

C. WILLIAM GEAR, NEC Research Institute (retired)

WESLEY L. HARRIS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JENNIE S. HWANG, H-Technologies Group

W. CARL LINEBERGER, University of Colorado, Boulder

C. KUMAR N. PATEL, Pranalytica, Inc.

ELSA REICHMANIS, Georgia Institute of Technology

LYLE H. SCHWARTZ, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (retired)

Staff

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. MCGEE, Director

ARUL MOZHI, Senior Program Officer

ANDREA SHELTON, Administrative Assistant

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Acknowledgment of Reviewers

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s Report Review Committee. The purpose 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 objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

Hadi Abu-Akeel, AMTENG Corporation,

Ross B. Corotis, University of Colorado, Boulder,

Gonzalo V. Castro, GEI Consultants, Inc. (retired),

William F. Baker, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP,

Jennie S. Hwang, H-Technologies Group,

Kanti Jain, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,

Jun Ni, University of Michigan, and

Robert Zalosh, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (emeritus).

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by David E. Crow, University of Connecticut. Appointed by the National Research Council, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring panel and the institution.

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