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October 2018 VCAT Meeting Agenda

VISITING COMMITTEE ON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Katharine Blodgett Gebbie Laboratory Building 81, Room 1A116
Boulder, CO

October 16-17, 2018
 

October 16, 2018

Session I: NIST Update

8:30 am 
Mountain Time

Call to Order and Introductions

Dr. Rita Colwell - Chair, VCAT

8:35 am
Mountain Time

NIST Update and Agenda Review

Dr. Walter Copan - Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director

9:20 am 
Mountain Time

Discussion

9:35 am 
Mountain Time

NCNR Update and APS Neutron Report

Dr. Dan Neumann – Leader, Neutron Condensed Matter Science Group, NIST Center for Neutron Research

9:45 am
Mountain Time 

Break

Session II: Quantum Science

10:00 am Mountain Time                                                          

Update on NIST Quantum Plans

Dr. Carl Williams - Acting Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST

10:20 am 
Mountain Time

Discussion

10:30 am 
Mountain Time

Plans for the Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C)

Dr. Joseph S. Broz - Vice President, Strategy and Applied Sciences Department Head, SRI International.

11:00 am 
Mountain Time

Discussion

Session III: NIST-on-A-Chip

11:10 am 
Mountain Time

NIST-on-A-Chip Program Overview

Dr. James Olthoff - Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs

11:15 am 
Mountain Time

Technology Transfer Role of the Technology Partnerships Office

Mr. Paul Zielinski – Director, Technology Partnerships Office

11:30 am 
Mountain Time

NIST-on-A-Chip Technologies and Implementation 

Mr. Gregory Strouse – Deputy Associate Director for Management Resources, Acting Associate Director for Measurement Services, PML

11:45 am Mountain Time

Discussion

11:55 am 
Mountain Time

Walk to Building 1

12:05 pm 
Mountain Time

Tour of NIST-on-A-Chip Research (Bldg 1, Rm 3325)

Dr. John Lehman -  Leader, Laser Sources and Detectors Group, Radiation and Power Measurements

12:40 pm 
Mountain Time

Walk to Katharine Blodgett Gebbie Laboratory Building 81

12:50 pm 
Mountain Time

Lunch

1:45 pm 
Mountain Time

NIST-on-A-Chip Technology Transfer Pilot

Ms. Anita Vanek - Director, Business Operations Office

2:05 pm 
Mountain Time

Discussion

Session IV: Technology Transfer

2:15 pm 
Mountain Time

Establishment of Technology Transfer Subcommittee

Dr. Copan and Dr. Colwell will appoint the members of the subcommittee, discuss the charge, and outline the immediate work plan together with subcommittee chair Ms. Katharine Ku.

2:35 pm 
Mountain Time

Discussion

2:45 pm 
Mountain Time

Update on Progress with Lab 2 Market and ROI Initiative

Dr. Shyam Sunder - Senior Science Advisor, NIST

3:10 pm 
Mountain Time

Break

Session V: JILA

3:15 pm 
Mountain Time

JILA Overview - Impact of Joint Institutes on NIST Mission

Dr. Carl Williams - Acting Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory, NIST and

Dr. Thomas O’Brian - Chief of the Quantum Physics Division

3:40 pm 
Mountain Time

Adjourn

October 17, 2018

Session VI:  Advanced Communications R&D

8:30 am 
Mountain Time
Call to Order

Dr. Rita Colwell - Chair, VCAT

8:35 am 
Mountain Time

CTL Overview

Dr. Marla Dowell - Director NIST Communications Technology Laboratory

8:55 am 
Mountain Time

Discussion

9:05 am 
Mountain Time

Walk to Building 24

9:15 am 
Mountain Time

Tour of the National Broadband Interoperability Test Bed (NBIT) Facility and Overview of National Advanced Communications and Spectrum Test Network

Dr. Michael Janezic - Division Chief of the Radio-Frequency Technology Division

9:40 am 
Mountain Time

Discussion

9:50 am 
Mountain Time

Walk to Building 3

10:00 am 
Mountain Time

PSCR Update on Current Program and Plans for Transition

Mr. Dereck Orr - Division Chief of the Public Safety Communications Division

10:30 am 
Mountain Time

Discussion

10:40 am 
Mountain Time

Return to Katharine Blodgett Gebbie Laboratory, Building 81

Session VII:  NIST Boulder Facilities Update

10:50 am 
Mountain Time

Overview of NIST Boulder Facility Projects

Mr. Clyde Messerly – Assistant Director for Design & Construction, Office of Facilities & Property Management

11:10 am 
Mountain Time

Discussion

11:20 am 
Mountain Time

Member Discussion and Wrap Up and Public Comment

Dr. Rita Colwell - Chair, VCAT

11:30 am 
Mountain Time

Adjourn

Created September 20, 2018, Updated June 20, 2019