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AGENDA
VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (VCAT)
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD
February 3-4, 2009
Employee Lounge

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
8:30 am Closed Session - Sensitive Budget and Planning Information
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Deputy Director
9:00 am Open Session - Call to Order and VCAT Agenda Review
Dr. James Serum, VCAT Chair
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Deputy Director
9:15 am NIST Deputy Director's Update
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Deputy Director
10:00 am Discussion
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Planning at NIST
Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST Deputy Director
10:50 am Discussion
11:05 am Process Wrapped in Culture Leads PRO-TEC's Quest for Performance Excellence and Innovation
Mr. Eric Franks, Manager, Technology Quality and Assurance, PRO-TEC Coating Company
11:25 am Discussion
11:35 pm Lunch
12:35 pm

Laboratory Tours

  • The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) NanoFab: A National Facility for Nanoscale Fabrication and Measurement
    Dr. Robert Celotta, Director, CNST
    Mr. Vince Luciani, Group Leader, Nanofabrication Operations Center, CNST

  • Measurements and Standards for Detecting Trace Explosives
    Dr. Greg Gillen, Supervisory Research Chemist, Surface and Microanalysis Science Division,
    Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory

  • NIST's Role in Ensuring Accurate Climate Measurements
    Dr. Gerald Fraser, Chief, Optical Technology Division,
    Physics Laboratory

2:50 pm Break
3:05 pm Begin 2008 VCAT Annual Report Preparation and Discussion
Dr. James Serum, VCAT Chair
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
8:30 am Continue 2008 VCAT Annual Report Preparation and Feedback
Dr. James Serum, VCAT Chair
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Complete 2008 VCAT Annual Report Discussion
Dr. James Serum, VCAT Chair
11:30 am Adjourn