White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Assistant Director for Nanotechnology
serves as Assistant Director for Nanotechnology in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He co-chairs the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee for Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET), facilitating interagency coordination and oversight of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (www.nano.gov
) and reaching out to the science and technology community across academia, government, and industry to foster responsible development of nanotechnology. Formerly at the National Cancer Institute, Earles played a key role planning, implementing, and coordinating the five-year, $144 million Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer (nano.cancer.gov
) launched in 2005 (extended in 2010 for another five years). He holds a bachelors degree in biomedical engineering from Catholic University of America as well as an MBA and MS in technology management from the University of Maryland.