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Leslie E. Smith, Ph.D.

Honors and Awards

  • Department of Commerce Gold Medal
  • Meritorious Senior Executive
  • NIST Bronze Medal

Selected Publications

Adsorption of polymers

Conformation of Polystyrene Adsorbed on Liquid Mercury, R. R. Stromberg and L. E. Smith, J. Phys. Chem. 71, 2470 (1967).

Adsorption of Blood Proteins from Solution, L. E. Smith, C. A. Fenstermaker, and R. R. Stromberg, Polymer Preprints 11, 1376 (1970).

Ellipsometry Techniques and Their Application to Polymer Adsorption, R. R. Stromberg, L. E. Smith, and F. L. McCrackin, Symposium Far. Soc. 4, 192 (1970).

Interaction of Plasma Proteins with Surfaces, C. A. Fenstermaker, W. H. Grant, B. W. Morrissey, L. E. Smith, and R. R. Stromberg, NBSIR 74-470 March 1974.

Conformation of Adsorbed Blood Proteins, B. W. Morrissey, L. E. Smith, C. A. Fenstermaker, R. R. Stromberg, and W. H. Grant, NBS Special Publication 415 (Proceedings of Symposium at Ninth Annual Meeting of AAMI) May 1975.

Adsorption and Desorption Rates of Polystyrene on Flat Surfaces, W. H. Grant, L. E. Smith, and R. R. Stromberg, Symposium Far. Soc. 59, 209 (1975).

Interaction of Blood Proteins with Solid Surfaces, R. R. Stromberg, B. W. Morrissey, L. E. Smith, W. H. Grant, and C. A. Fenstermaker, NBSIR 75-667 January 1975.

Ellipsometric Investigation of the Effect of Potential on Blood Protein Conformation and Adsorbance, B. W. Morrissey, L. E. Smith, and R. R. Stromberg, J. Coll. Int. Sci. 56, 557 (1976).

Ellipsometric Investigation of the Adsorption of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) on Silica Obtained by Thermal Oxidation of Silicon, G. J. Fleer and L. E. Smith, Proceedings 50th Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, Volume V, 501, Academic Press (1976).

Interaction of Blood Proteins with Solid Surfaces, R. R. Stromberg, B. W. Morrissey, L. E. Smith, W. H. Grant, and R. E. Dehl, NBSIR 76-1017, March 1976.

Radiotracer Techniques for Protein Adsorption Measurements, W. H. Grant, L. E.Smith, and R. R. Stromberg, J. Biomed. Mat. Res. 8, 33 (1977).

Lifetime of Magnetic Storage Media

Crystallinity in Hydrolytically Aged Polyester Polyurethane Elastomers, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, ACS Symposium Series 95, 145 (1979).

Kinetics of Hydrolytic Aging of Polyester Polyurethane Elastomers, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, Macromolecules 13, 248 (1980).

Hydrolytic Degradation of Polymer Polyurethane Foams, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, Polymer Preprints 22, 1, 223 (1981).

Kinetics of the Reaction Between Polyester Acid and Carbodiimide, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, Macromolecules 13, 248 (1980).

Kinetics of the Reaction Between Polyester Acid and Carbodiimide in Dry Polyester Diols and in a Polyester Polyurethane, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, Macromolecules 14, 659 (1981).

Prediction of the Long Term Stability of Polyester-based Recording Media, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, NBSIR 82-2530 (June 1982).

Equilibrium Acid Concentrations in Hydrolyzed Polyester Diols and Polyester Polyurethanes, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, Polymer Preprints 23, 2, 214 (1982).

Hydrolytic Degradation of Polyester Polyurethanes Containing Carbodiimides, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, Macromolecules 15, 453 (1982).

Equilibrium Acid Concentration in Hydrolyzed Polyesters and Polyester-Polyurethane Elastomers, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, J. Appl. Poly. Sci. 28, 3779 (1983).

Hydrolysis of Crosslinked Polyester Polyurethanes, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, Div. Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering, ACS, 51 (1984).

Prediction of the Long Term Stability of Polyester-based Recording Media, D. W. Brown, R. E. Lowry, and L. E. Smith, NBSIR 82-253 (1982); NBSIR 83-2750 (1983); NBSIR 84-2988 (1984); NBSIR 86-3474 (1986).

Contributions to “Preservation of Historical Records,” National Academy Press, Washington, 1986.L. E. Smith and B. J. Bauer, “Properties of PET Films,” in Conservation in Archives, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, 1989 p. 103-115.53.

Factors Governing the Long-term Stability of Polyester-based Recording Media, L. E. Smith, Restaurator 12, 201-218 (1991).

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Position:

Scientist Emeritus
Polymers Division
Characterization and Measurement Group

Employment History:

1998-2005: Director, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, NIST
1983-1987, 1993-1998: Chief, Polymers Division, National Bureau of Standards (NBS)/NIST
1989-1993: Associate Director (Acting), NIST
1987-1988: Director, Program Office, NIST
1969-1983: Staff Scientist and Group Leader, NBS

Education:

Ph.D., Chemistry, Catholic University of America

B.S., Chemistry, Case Institute of Technology

Contact

Phone: 301-975-5659
Email: leslie.smith@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-4252