National Science Foundation
Charles Bouldin received a B.S. from Louisiana State University in 1977, and an M.S. (1978) and PhD (1984) from the University of Washington. He was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at NIST from 1984-1986, and a member of the technical staff there until 2004, when he came to NSF. From 1992 to 1994 he was a visiting scientist at the Naval Research Lab and in 1998 was an International Visiting Scientist at the SPRING-8 synchrotron, sponsored by the Japanese Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI).
At NSF, he has managed the Instrumentation for Materials Research program and the Major Research Instrumentation Program for DMR from 2004 to the present and has also co-managed the National Facilities Program since 2008. He is a coauthor of the NSF-wide solicitation for Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI). He has been a managing Program Officer for review of a Science and Technology Center and participated in the initiation and review of centers in the NSEC program. He is currently chair of the NSF Working Group on Science and Engineering Beyond Moore’s Law.