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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21878.
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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS
AND TECHNOLOGY
CENTER FOR NEUTRON RESEARCH

FISCAL YEAR 2015

Panel on Review of the Center for Neutron Research at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Committee on NIST Technical Programs

Laboratory Assessments Board

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21878.
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Suggested Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21878.
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PANEL ON REVIEW OF THE CENTER FOR NEUTRON RESEARCH AT THE NATIONAL
INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY

PETER F. GREEN, University of Michigan, Chair

FRANK S. BATES, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

BRUCE D. GAULIN, McMaster University

JANOS KIRZ, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

V. ADRIAN PARSEGIAN, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

SUNIL K. SINHA, University of California, San Diego

Staff

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. McGEE, Director

ANDREA SHELTON, Administrative Assistant

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21878.
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COMMITTEE ON NIST TECHNICAL PROGRAMS

ELSA REICHMANIS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chair

LEWIS BRANSCOMB, Harvard University

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

JENNIE S. HWANG, H-Technologies Group

KANTI JAIN, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

C. KUMAR N. 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

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2015. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research: Fiscal Year 2015. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21878.
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LABORATORY ASSESSMENTS BOARD

JOHN W. LYONS, National Defense University, Chair

ROSS B. COROTIS, University of Colorado at Boulder

PAUL A. FLEURY, Yale University

C. WILLIAM GEAR, Princeton University

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 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:

Robert J. Cava, Princeton University,

Paul A. Fleury, Yale University,

Tonya L. Kuhl, University of California, Davis,

E. Ward Plummer, Louisiana State University,

John Root, University of Saskatchewan,

Thomas P. Russell, University of Massachusetts, Amherst,

Ram Seshadri, University of California, Santa Barbara, and

David A. Weitz. Harvard University.

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 Steven J. Zinkle, Knoxville, Tennessee, who 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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