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August 8th, 2007
William Jeffrey leads cutting-edge technologies at NIST, garners ISA’s highest honor
Since being nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2005 as the 13th NIST Director, Jeffrey significantly increased NIST's emphasis on developing instrumentation and metrology to support nanotechnology by creating the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology.
"Estimates made by the National Science Board and private research groups suggest nanotechnology may be a 1 to 2 trillion dollar-a-year industry by 2016," Jeffrey said. "Up to 15% of all manufactured goods will have nanotechnology," he said. For example, nanotechnology is already used to make sunscreen lotions transparent, and fabrics, and metal baseball bats more durable, he said.
In recognition of Jeffrey's vision and "contributions to the advancement of the arts and sciences of instrumentation, systems, and automation," the Director of NIST has been elected an ISA Honorary Member—the highest honor bestowed by the society.
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