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Dr. Alec Belsky

Alec Belsky is the Group Leader for the Information Technology Services Group, in the Measurement Services Division (MSD).

The group supports many of the internal and external business systems for MSD.

Outstanding Contributor Award 2010
DOC Bronze Medal 2004
     For work with Vicky Karen on the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database.
DOC Bronze Medal 2002
     For work with several others in the development of the NIST Data Gateway, a portal to NIST data.
RC Glenn Award
     Best paper in fuel chemistry ACS - 1997

Belsky, A.J.; Hellbrandt, M.; Karen, V.K.; Luksch, P.; “New Developments in the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database(ICSD): accessibility in support of materials research and design.” Acta Crystallograhpica B. B58, 364-369, 2002.

NIST/FIZ FindIt – Inorganic Crystal Structure Database. Released 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.

Blakeslee, D.M., Lee, A.Y., and Belsky, A.J. “The NIST Data Gateway: Providing Easy Access to NIST Data Resources.” Proceedings of the 18th International CODATA Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (2003).

Karen, V.L.; Belsky, A.J. First Release of NIST Structural Database (metals crystallographic data) is scheduled for Summer, 2002; approximately 55,000 entries delivered in July, 2001.

Belsky, A. J.; Brill, T. B. “Spectroscopy of Hydrothermal Reactions. 14. Kinetics of the pH-Sensitive Aminoguanidine-Semicarbazide-Cyanate Reaction Network.” J. Phys. Chem. A, 103(39) 7829-33, 1999.

Belsky, A. J.; Maiella, P. G.; Brill, T. B. “Spectroscopy of Hydrothermal Reactions 13. Kinetics and Mechanisms of Decarboxylation of Acetic Acid Derivatives at 100-260°C under 275 bar.” J. Phys. Chem. A, 103(21) 4253-60, 1999.

Belsky, A. J.; Brill, T. B. “Spectroscopy of Hydrothermal Reactions 12. Acid-Assisted Hydrothermolysis of Aliphatic Nitriles at 150-260°C.” J. Phys. Chem. A, 103(16) 3006-12, 1999.

Belsky, A. J.; Brill, T. B. “Spectroscopy of Hydrothermal Reactions 10. IR and Raman Spectroscopy of Hydrolysis and Self-Reaction of Cyanamide and Dicyandiamide at 130-270°C and 275 bar.” J. Phys. Chem., 102(24), 4509-16, 1998.

Belsky, A. J.; Li, T.; Brill, T. B. “Reactions of Cyanamide, Dicyandiamide, and Related Cyclic Azines in High Temperature Water.” J. Supercritcal Fluids, 10, 201-208, 1997.

Brill, T. B.; Belsky, A.J. “Self-Reaction and Hydrothermolysis of Cyanamide (NH2CN) in H2O at High Pressure and Temperature.” International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology, Doshisya University, Kyoto, Japan, Aug. 1997.

Brill, T.B.; Schoppelrei, J.W.; Maiella, P.G.; Belsky, A.J. “Spectrokinetics of Solvation Reactions.” Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Solvothermal Reactions, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan, Dec. 1996.


Group Leader
Measurement Services
Information Technology Services

Employment History:

Before joining MSD, Dr. Belsky worked as a Post-Doc in the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory at NIST.


Dr. Belsky earned his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware.


Phone: 301/975-8325
Email: alec.belsky@nist.gov