ChBE Seminar Series: Eric Lin, NIST

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
11:00 a.m.
2108 Chem/Nuc Building
Dongxia Liu

Speaker Name: Dr. Eric Lin, Chief of the Materials Science Engineering Division, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

Title: Advancing Technology Through Measurement Science:  The NIST Materials Science and Engineering Division

Abstract: The advancement of many important technologies for economic growth in the United States is dependent upon the availability of the technical infrastructure.  For example, the spectacular success in the transformation of semiconductor technology into an industry was aided by technical developments in electron microscopy, advanced electrical measurements, and lithographic process control.  The mission of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.  NIST has a broad range of materials science activities that span topics from the Materials Genome Initiative to Advanced Manufacturing.  This presentation will provide an overview of ongoing programs and priorities in materials science and engineering, including flexible electronics, directed self-assembly for advanced lithography, and additive manufacturing.  Opportunities to engage with NSIT will also be described including the nSoft consortium and activities under the Materials Genome Initiative. 


Eric Lin is Chief of the Materials Science and Engineering Division in the Material Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He received a B.S.E. from Princeton University in 1991, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford in 1992 and 1996, respectively, all in chemical engineering. 

Dr. Lin joined the NIST (in the former Polymers Division) as an NRC-NIST postdoctoral associate in 1996, and joined the permanent staff in 1998. In 2002, he became the Leader of the Electronics Group, where he established world class research programs in semiconductor electronics processing, nanoscale materials, and organic electronics. In 2012, he became Chief of Materials Science and Engineering Division, formed by the merger of the Polymers and the Metallurgy Divisions. 

Lin's honors include the NIST Bronze and Silver Medals, the NIST Slichter Awards twice, the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), and a participant in the National Academy of Science Kavli Frontiers of Science program. He is active in activities of professional organizations including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Physical Society, and the Materials Research Society.

Audience: Public 

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