Below is a list of quick links to each of the 2017 MML Accolades for Technical Excellence where each accolade is described and a list of the awardees and their contributions are provided.
To recognize Associates or previous staff members who have made outstanding contributions to MML goals.
For inventing transmission electron backscatter diffraction that provides a 10-fold improvement of measurement of the atomic structure of crystalline materials compared to traditional means revolutionizing the development of vital materials for advanced electronics, nanotechnologies, and innovative structural alloys
For establishing innovative new instrumentation and software to measure microstructure and dynamics in materials over many length scales and under real-world conditions fostering deployment into energy building and other technologies
To recognize the superior work and/or leadership of technicians on scientific projects that are essential to the MML mission.
For extraordinary technical assistance to the development, operation, and maintenance of a world-class thin film deposition system preparing world leading spintronic structures revolutionizing the electronics industry
To recognize the superior work of NIST staff and Associates in development of measurement services in the areas of Reference Materials/Standard Reference Materials, Standard Reference Instruments, documentary standards, and quality assurance programs.
For developing NISTmAB, the first monoclonal antibody reference material. This widely-used reference material supports the development of lifesaving drugs and was developed with industry-wide collaboration.
To recognize MML staff members and Associates who conduct research that solves critical stakeholder problems and inspires innovations in measurement science
For outstanding scientific and technical contributions critical to the establishment and long-term success of the Nanoparticle Metrology for Health and the Environment project
To recognize the superior work of one (or more) of the postdoctoral fellows that work with MML staff on scientific projects
For establishing fundamental and new characteristics of the thermodynamics and dynamics of multiple materials that solve challenging materials design problems for the manufacturing and medical science communities that significantly advances work at NIST and other national laboratories
For implementing innovative measurement strategies in capillary electrophoresis and tandem mass spectrometry resulting in characterization of RM 8671 NISTmAB, the first monoclonal antibody reference material
To recognize those who build the infrastructure for the next generation of data science tools and data sets in order to facilitate scientific innovation
For development of novel automated and autonomous structural data analysis methods for rapid structure phase mapping enabling high throughput discovery of functional materials
For exceptional contributions in the field of data computing and data sharing for materials discovery including designing and populating two new data repositories for ab-initio and classically-computed material properties
To recognize the superior work of one (or more) of the many interns that work alongside MML staff on scientific projects
For developing novel and innovative approaches to data analysis resulting in characterization of oxide compounds with superior thermoelectric properties for environmentally friendly energy alternatives
For developing novel analytical methods to characterize antioxidants resulting in critical Food and Dietary Supplement SRM measurements
For implementing complex, abstract concepts into novel cell shape metrology programs that characterize the impact of scaffold matrix and nutrients on cell morphology
In recognition of MML staff members and Associates for superior transfer of NIST technical work for use by our stakeholders in areas of national priorities and mission-related work
For outstanding contributions to the science of fractography in determining failure mechanisms in brittle materials culminating in the publication of his completely revised and expanded 2016 version of NIST SP 960-16 Fractography of Ceramics and Glasses