National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Clayton Teague is Director of the federal National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) since April 2003. Established in 2001, the NNCO is the secretariat to the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee of the NSTC. As such, the NNCO provides day-to-day technical and administrative support to the NSET Subcommittee and assists in the preparation of multi-agency planning, budget and assessment documents. The NNCO is the point of contact on federal Nanotechnology activities for government organizations, academia, industry, professional societies, foreign organizations, and others to exchange technical and programmatic information. In addition, the NNCO develops and makes available printed and other materials as directed by the NSET Subcommittee as well as maintains the NNI Web site.
Dr. Teague was previously Chief of the Manufacturing Metrology Division in the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
At NIST since 1972, Dr. Teague has 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 PhD in physics from the University of North Texas. 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 work.