Sandia National Laboratories, where he also served as manager and director. At Sandia, he oversaw a variety of basic and applied science departments, including those working on nanostructure physics, optical sciences, chemical processing, biomolecular materials, surface science, and semiconductor materials and devices. He also helped develop nanotechnology research initiatives for the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. He is a member of the Materials Research Society and the American Vacuum Society, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a fellow of the American Physical Society, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has numerous publications, including one book that he wrote and four books that he edited, and has written 12 book chapters. His expertise includes nanoscience and -technology, materials, and electronics.

John H. Belk is associate technical fellow, Phantom Works, and manager of technology planning and acquisition at the Boeing Company. He has contributed to new manufacturing processes for composite materials, optical fiber sensors for smart structures, MEMS-based sensing systems, and satellite-to-satellite laser communications while conceiving, winning, and managing millions of dollars in corporate research and development funding for Boeing in these areas. Most recently, he has been working in the Phantom Works Technology Planning and Acquisition organization to transition technologies into the Boeing Company from cutting-edge nanotechnology enterprises within venture capital funds. He received his M.S. degree in mechanical and aerospace sciences from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in engineering management from Washington University. He is now working with others across the Boeing enterprise to develop a coordinated nanoscience/nanotechnology plan for all of Boeing’s activities. He holds six U.S. patents in sensing, telecommunications, and quality applications. His expertise includes process sensing.

Robert J. Celotta is a NIST fellow and leader of the electron physics group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His current primary research area is nanostructure science, including surface and multilayer magnetism research including polarized electron microscopy of magnetic materials; research on surface nanostructure fabrication using laser-focused deposition; nanostructure fabrication and characterization using room- and low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy and autonomous atom assembly; research on the production and detection of electron spin polarization and the interaction of polarized electrons with atoms and solid surfaces; and research on electron collisions with atoms and molecules using monochromatic electron beams and state-selected atoms. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Vacuum Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Washington Academy of Sciences. His expertise includes nanoscience and nanotechnology and surface physics.

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