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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology: Fiscal Year 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24631.
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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS
AND TECHNOLOGY
CENTER FOR NANOSCALE SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY

FISCAL YEAR 2016

Panel on Assessment of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Committee on NIST Technical Programs

Laboratory Assessments Board

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

A Report of

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology: Fiscal Year 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24631.
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Suggested Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology: Fiscal Year 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24631.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology: Fiscal Year 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24631.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology: Fiscal Year 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24631.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology: Fiscal Year 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24631.
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PANEL ON ASSESSMENT OF THE CENTER FOR NANOSCALE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY

KANTI JAIN, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Chair

STEPHEN A. CAMPBELL, University of Minnesota

JAMES J. COLEMAN, University of Texas, Dallas

DANIEL J.C. HERR, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

SERGEI V. KALININ, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

DANIEL LOPEZ, Argonne National Laboratory

OSKAR PAINTER, California Institute of Technology

ELSA REICHMANIS, Georgia Institute of Technology

KENNETH REIFSNIDER, University of Texas, Arlington

MARY TANG, Stanford University

ANIL V. VIRKAR, University of Utah

ALICE E. WHITE, Boston University

Staff

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. MCGEE, Director

RENEE HAWKINS, Financial and Administrative Manager

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology: Fiscal Year 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24631.
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COMMITTEE ON NIST TECHNICAL PROGRAMS

ELSA REICHMANIS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chair

LEWIS BRANSCOMB, University of California, San Diego

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

JENNIE S. HWANG, H-Technologies Group

KANTI JAIN, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

C. KUMAR PATEL, Pranalytica, Inc.

ALICE WHITE, Boston University

Staff

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. MCGEE, Director

RENEE HAWKINS, Financial and Administrative Manager

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology: Fiscal Year 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24631.
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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, Princeton University

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

RENEE HAWKINS, Financial and Administrative Manager

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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. 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:

Naomi J. Halas, Rice University,

James S. Harris, Stanford University,

Catherine J. Murphy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,

Julia M. Phillips, Sandia National Laboratories, and

Henry I. Smith, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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, 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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