Below is a list of quick links to each of the 2021 MML Accolades for Technical Excellence where each accolade is described and a list of the awardees and their contributions are provided.
To recognize and foster teamwork across divisions and across OUs and beyond, honoring those, as a leader or as a team, who have used collaboration for successful project development and problem solving.
For assisting the Office of Advanced Manufacturing as subject matter experts advising NIIMBL project teams funded through the CARES Act to respond to the pandemic national emergency.
For the development of a multi-divisional collaboration ("The Poop Team") aimed at the production of a Human Gut Microbiome (a.k.a. human fecal) Reference Material for multi-omic analyses.
To recognize the superior work of MML associates and staff in the early portion of their career at NIST.
For planning, pursuing, and achieving an extraordinary range of creative modeling results effectively applied to critical projects in the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division.
For significant metrological contributions to Forensics and Law Enforcement through applied statistics, mathematical modelling and mass spectrometry.
For outstanding work developing benchmarks, commonly used as "truth", for some of the most challenging regions of the human genome, including regions important for clinical diagnostics.
To recognize MML staff and associates who conduct research that solves critical stakeholder problems and inspires innovations in measurement science.
For the development of a novel thermal desorption platform and associated metrology for the desorption, mass spectrometric detection, and analysis of homemade fuel-oxidizer mixtures, propellants.
To recognize superior work in development of measurement services in the areas of Reference Materials (RMs)/Standard Reference Materials (SRMs), Standard Reference Instruments (SRIs), documentary standards, quality assurance programs, and interlaboratory studies.
(The team above) For outstanding development of DNA-based Reference Materials for Biosurveillance.
To recognize the superior work of the postdoctoral fellows who work with MML staff on scientific projects.
For outstanding contributions in titanium additive manufacturing powder oxidation and reuse methodology leading to improved material reliability, part performance, and process cost.
For development of new approaches for parametrizing coarse-grained force-fields and novel methods for parametrizing friction which enable molecular models that are chemically specific, thermodynamically consistent, and dynamically correct.
For exceptional contribution to the field of metal additive manufacturing (AM), with a focus on developing an integrated computation and experimental framework for computationally efficient and cost-effective design of AM titanium alloys.
For outstanding publication showing the impact of SRM 1957.
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 innovative design and implementation of the NIST Science Data Portal user interface and data cart providing discovery and access to the NIST public data inclusive of scholarly citation which credits researchers for sharing their data publicly.
For leadership in mass spectrometry-based metabolomics at NIST as demonstrated through highly regarded publications, engagement with NIST stakeholders, and organization of new research efforts.
To recognize MML staff and associates for superior transfer of NIST technical work for use by our stakeholders in areas of national priorities and mission-related efforts.
(The team above) For outstanding performance as the Independent Verification and Validation team for the DARPA Friend or Foe Program that enabled the validation of new pathogen detection platforms.
To recognize associates or previous staff members who have made outstanding contributions to MML goals.
This accolade is for work that earned the NIST staff member(s) a DOC-level award in the previous year, and is designed to recognize associates or previous staff members that were critical to the success of the work.
For developing a suite of standards and the first NIST living reference material to enhance the nation's ability to respond to potential biothreats.
For their contributions to this work which received a DOC Gold Medal awarded to Nancy Lin, Sandra DaSilva, Lindsay Harris, Nathan Olson, Zvi Kelman, Jennifer Verkouteren, James Filliben, and Steve Lund.
For developing a suite of human genome metrology tools via a NIST-led consortium to make it possible to decipher life's code with unprecedented rigor.
For their contributions to this work which received a DOC Gold Medal awarded to Justin Zook, Nathanael Olson, Justin Wagner, Jennifer McDaniel, Lindsay Harris, Dan Samarov, Hari Iyer, Pete Vallone, and Megan Cleveland.
For enabling rapid and accurate x-ray analysis of materials and higher nuclear security through sensor breakthroughs and world’s best reference data.
For his contributions to this work which received a DOC Silver Medal awarded to James Cline, Marcus Mendenhall, Douglas Bennett, John Mates, Galen O'Neil, Daniel Schmidt, Daniel Swetz, Joel Ullom, Leila Vale, Lawrence Hudson.
For the accelerated design and development of new, lower cost coin materials leading to four patents through a materials design approach.
For his contributions to this work which received a DOC Bronze Medal awarded to Carolyn Campbell and Mark Stoudt.
For organizing a consortium to validate a DNA genotyping method, database, and materials to authenticate the identity of mouse cell lines.
For her contributions to this work which received a NIST Slichter award awarded to Jamie Almeida.
For creation and implementation of the Closed-loop Autonomous Materials Exploration and Optimization (CAMEO) algorithm, a novel advance in metrology.
For their contributions to this work which received a DOC Bronze Medal awarded to Aaron Gilad Kusne.