An Assessment of the National Institute of Standards and by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Laboratory Assessments Board, Panel on Nanoscale Science and Technology

Panel on Nanoscale technological know-how and expertise, Laboratory tests Board, department on Engineering and actual Sciences, nationwide study Council

The nationwide Institute of criteria and Technology's (NIST's) middle for Nanoscale technological know-how and expertise (CNST) used to be based on might 1, 2007, and continues to be in improvement with admire to initiatives and staffing. It aspires to be famous either as an international chief in each one of its study components and as a company supplying prepared entry to unexcelled nanoscale size and fabrication amenities.

An evaluate of the nationwide Institute of criteria and know-how heart for Nanoscale technological know-how and Technology evaluates the general CNST accomplishments and operations for FY 2009. As asked through the Deputy Director of NIST, the scope of the overview integrated the next standards: (1) the technical benefit of the present laboratory courses relative to present cutting-edge courses all over the world; (2) the adequacy of the laboratory funds, amenities, gear, and human assets, as they have an effect on the standard of the laboratory's technical courses; and (3) the measure to which the laboratory courses in size technology and criteria in attaining their acknowledged goals and wanted influence.

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Two staff cultures have merged in the CNSTʊthe Nanofab and the Electron Physics Group. The Nanofab staff meet routinely. The Electron Physics Group staff do not meet routinely and would welcome more group meetings.

These postdocs believed that they could make a case for pursuing new research directions and that there was a process in place for doing so. They felt more connected within the CNST research team than when they had belonged to larger university research groups in graduate school. They also commented on the rigor of the internal peerȬreview system for publications at NIST, and how it takes extra time but leads to a final document that is of the high standard for which NIST is recognized. Approximately 20 percent of the postdocs expressed a desire to be academics.

A couple of staff among the attendees have received MS degrees while working at NIST. Two staff cultures have merged in the CNSTʊthe Nanofab and the Electron Physics Group. The Nanofab staff meet routinely. The Electron Physics Group staff do not meet routinely and would welcome more group meetings.

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