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The NIST Centers of Excellence will provide an interdisciplinary environment where researchers from NIST, academia and industry will collaborate on emerging areas of basic and applied research and innovations in measurement science. These centers are meant to:

  • Foster expanded development of expertise in measurement science and its role in innovation through the education and training of scientists and engineers;
  • Provide greater opportunities for NIST to engage with industry and entrepreneurs; and
  • Enhance technical innovation through earlier alignment of measurement science with emerging and innovative fields of research.

NIST intends to establish two or three additional Centers of Excellence in FY2014. Announcements of the topic areas for future Centers of Excellence will be found on this webpage and at

Note: The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCOE) is not part of the NIST Centers of Excellence program described on this website. Further information on the NCCOE can be found here.


Dr. Jason Boehm
Director, Program Coordination Office