Nanotechnology Coordination Office
|Clayton Teague is Director
of the federal National Nanotechnology Coordination
since April 2003. Dr. Teague was previously Chief of the
Manufacturing Metrology Division in the Manufacturing
Engineering Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST).
Dr. Teague joined NIST in 1972 were he designed, constructed, and used precision instrumentation for ultra-high accuracy dimensional metrology of surfaces and micrometer to nanometer-scale features. Beginning with his metal-vacuum-metal
tunneling work in the 1970’s, he continued to work with such
precision instrumentation as scanning tunneling microscopes,
atomic force microscopes, displacement and phase-measuring
interferometry, stylus instruments, flexure stages, and light
scattering apparatus. Because the laboratory and building
environments were always factors in the ultimate performance of
these instruments, the subject of this workshop has been an
ongoing topic of great interest.
Dr. Teague is a member of the American Society for Precision
Engineering, has served twice as the Society’s President, and is
a fellow of the UK Institute of Physics. He served as
Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Nanotechnology for
ten years and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of
the journal. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. He has authored or coauthored 70
papers, has presented 50 invited talks in the technical fields
described, and jointly with colleagues, has six patents. Dr.
Teague has received the Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and Allen V.
Astin Measurement Science Award from the Department of Commerce,
the Kilby International Award by the Kilby Awards Foundation,
and an IR-100 Industrial Research and Development Award for his
Naval Research Laboratory
Secretary of NSET
Dr. James S. Murday received a B.S. in
Physics from Case Western Reserve in 1964, and a Ph.D. in
Solid State Physics from Cornell in 1970. He joined the
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in 1970, led the Surface
Chemistry effort from 1975-1987, and has been Superintendent
of its Chemistry Division since 1988. From May to August
1997 he served as Acting Director of Research for the
Department of Defense, Research and Engineering. From
January 2003 to July 2004, he served as Chief Scientist,
Office of Naval Research. From January 2001 to April 2003 he
served as Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination
Office. He is presently Executive Secretary to the U.S.
National Science and Technology Council’s Subcommittee on
Nanometer Science Engineering and Technology (NSET).
He is a member of the American Physical Society, the
American Chemical Society and the Materials Research
Society; and a fellow of the AVS-the Science and
Technology Society, and the UK Institute of Physics.
For the AVS, he has served as trustee for 1981-1984,
director for 1986-1988, representative to the
American Institute of Physics Governing Board 1986-1992,
president for 1991-93, and representative to the
Federation of Materials Societies 1998-2003. His
research interest in nanoscience began in 1983 as an
Office of Naval Research program officer and continues
through the NRL Nanoscience Institute. He has
organized numerous International STM/NANO conferences and
their proceedings. Under his direction, both the AVS and
the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technology and
Applications created a Nanometer Science/Technology
and Development Manager
|George B. Adams III received a BSEE degree in 1978 and a MSEE degree in 1980 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Ph.D. degree in 1984 from Purdue University.
In 1983 he became one of the five initial staff members of
the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) at
the NASA Ames Research Center. His work focused on
high-performance computing for scientific applications. While at RIACS during 1986 he was also a Visiting Lecturer with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.
In 1987 he joined the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering at Purdue University. He has co-authored over 40
journal and conference papers, 9 book chapters, and a US patent.
He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. Both the General Motors
Corporation Technical Education Program and the National
Technological University have named him an Outstanding
Instructor for his distance education classes.
He joined the team planning the Birck Nanotechnology Center in
Spring 2000 and became its Research Development Manager in 2004.
Dr. Adams works to foster new multidisciplinary nanoscale
research efforts and to promote application of nanoscale
research results to the needs of society.
HDR Architecture, Inc.
|Mr. Ahmad Soueid is a Principal and Senior Vice President with HDR Architecture, Inc. He offers leadership and creative design solutions for advanced science and technology research projects in such fields as nanotechnology, metrology, material sciences and quantum computing. With over two decades of experience, Ahmad has led the design efforts for a list of prestigious projects at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Purdue University, and Brookhaven National Laboratory. Ahmad has also served as a consultant on various nanotechnology projects in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Ireland and Canada. A keen speaker at an array of technical conferences in North America and Europe, Ahmad is also an active volunteer supporter of the US Nanotechnology Initiative, and has been co-chairman of the www.nanobuildings.com Buildings for Advanced Technology Workshop Series since 2003.
Mr Soueid is NCARB certified and a registered architect in the
states of Indiana, Connecticut, New York, Florida, Georgia, and
Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at
Arlington where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in