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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Material Measurement Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2014. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21660.
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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF
STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY
MATERIAL MEASUREMENT LABORATORY

FISCAL YEAR 2014

Panel on Review of the Material Measurement 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 Material Measurement Laboratory: Fiscal Year 2014. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21660.
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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in 1863, the Academy has a mandate that requires it to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters. Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone is president of the National Academy of Sciences.

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. Victor J. Dzau 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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PANEL ON REVIEW OF THE MATERIAL MEASUREMENT LABORATORY AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY

FRANCES S. LIGLER, College of Engineering at North Carolina State University and School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chair

MICHAEL BASKES, Mississippi State University

MARCO J. CASTALDI, City College of the City University of New York

JEAN M. J. FRECHET, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

ERIC FULLERTON, University of California, San Diego

JENNIE HUNTER-CEVERA, Hunter-Cevera and Associates

WAYDE KONZE, Dow Chemical Company

MICHAEL R. LADISCH, Purdue University

JEANNE F. LORING, The Scripps Research Institute

GREGORY H. MILLER, University of California, Davis

ROBERT D. MILLER, IBM Almaden Research Center

BHAKTA B. RATH, Naval Research Laboratory

ROBERT E. SCHAFRIK, General Electric Aviation (retired)

SUBHASH C. SINGHAL, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

DARRYL SULLIVAN, Covance Laboratories, Inc.

ROBERT H. WAGONER, Ohio State University

ROBERT I. WIELGOSZ, Bureau International des Poids et Mesures

DAVID B. WILLIAMS, Ohio State University

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 LINE BERGER, 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:

Dennis E. Discher, University of Pennsylvania,

Ian D. Jardine, Fisher Scientific,

Mark H. Kryder, Carnegie Mellon University,

Julia M. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories,

Alton D. Romig, Jr., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, and

William Tumas, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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 Alton D. Slay, Warrenton, Virginia. 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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