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Robert Celotta, Director
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. more...



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J. Alexander Liddle, Deputy Director (Acting)
J. Alexander Liddle is the CNST Deputy Director (Acting) and Group Leader of the CNST Nanofabrication Research Group. He received his B.A. and D. Phil. degrees in Materials Science from the University of Oxford. more...

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Donna Lauren, Senior Management Advisor
Donna Lauren is the Senior Management Advisor for CNST. She has a B.S. in Organizational Management from Columbia Union College. Prior to joining CNST, Donna served as a Lead Administrative Officer more...

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Ron Cowen is a science writer and editor at CNST. He was a staff reporter, specializing in astronomy and physics, for 21 years at Science News magazine. As a freelance writer, he’s written for Scientific American more...
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Kristen Dill, Visual Information Specialist
Kristen Dill is a Visual Information Specialist for the CNST. She has a B.S. in Horticulture from Iowa State University and nearly two decades of experience in graphic arts and design. more...

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Russell Hajdaj, Safety Officer and Property Manager
Russell Hajdaj is the CNST Safety Officer and Property Manager. He initially joined NIST as a Facility Manager working for the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory more...

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Karen Haugh, Administrative Officer
Karen Haugh is the Administrative Officer for the CNST. She has worked for NIST for 28 years. Prior to joining the CNST, Karen worked for 18 years as the AO for the Electron and Optical Physics Division more...

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Amy Grafmuller, Executive Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director
Amy Grafmuller is the Executive Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director. Prior to joining the CNST, she worked as the Division Secretary for the Analytical more...

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Jeanne Kilpatrick, Administrative Support Assistant
Jeanne Kilpatrick is an Administrative Support Assistant for the CNST. Prior to joining NIST in 2004, Jeanne worked at an Insurance Consulting firm. In 2004 she was Administrative Support Assistant for the Material Measurement more...
lam_web_sm Yeehing Lam, Administrative Support Assistant
Yeehing Lam is the Administrative Support Assistant at the CNST. She has a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining NIST, Yeehing worked at more...
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Jeff Pasternak, Administrative Officer
Jeff Pasternak is an Administrative Officer at the CNST. He has a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Maryland. Prior to his current position, Jeff was a Facility User Coordinator more...

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Denise Rogers, Administrative Specialist for Information Management
Denise Rogers began her career at NIST as the Group Secretary for the Electron Physics Group in CNST, becoming the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director of CNST in May 2008. In November 2010, more...

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