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Robert Celotta is the current and founding Director of
NIST's Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. He received his B.S. in
Physics from the City College of New York and his Ph.D. in Physics from New
York University. Following postdoctoral studies with Nobel Laureate John Hall
at JILA in Boulder, Colorado, Robert joined the NIST staff in Gaithersburg,
Maryland. During his career at NIST, he was a long-time Leader of the Electron
Physics Group, during which time he became a NIST Fellow. Robert has over 250
publications, has given more than 350 presentations, and has been issued four
patents in the fields nanotechnology, surface and multilayer magnetism, spin
polarized electron interactions, scanning tunneling microscopy, and
nanostructure fabrication. He also co-edited Experimental Methods in the
Physical Sciences, a series of over 20 books on experimental physics. Robert
has received the American Physical Society's Joseph F. Keithley Award for
Advances in Measurement Science, the American Vacuum Society's Gaede-Langmuir
Prize, New York University's Alumni Achievement Award, the Federal Laboratory
Consortium's Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, two IR-100 Awards, NIST's
Edward Uhler Condon Award, NIST's William P. Slichter Award, the Department of
Commerce's Silver and Gold medals, the Maryland Academy of Sciences'
Distinguished Young Scientist Award, and the Washington Academy of Sciences'
Outstanding and Distinguished Career in Science Award, and was twice a
recipient of a Presidential Distinguished Rank Award. He is a Fellow of
the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of
Science, the American Vacuum Society, and the Washington Academy of Sciences.
B.S. Physics - City College of New York
Ph.D. Physics - New York University