The CNST is pleased to announce that Vincent Luciani has joined NIST as the new NanoFab Manager. Vincent has over 30 years of private industry experience in semiconductor and nanotechnology process development and project management. He began his career at Solarex Corp. producing photovoltaic solar cells. He then joined the Bendix Advanced Technology Center, developing electronic and nanotechnology devices and processes in a variety of semiconductor material systems, including silicon, gallium arsenide, indium phosphide and lithium niobate. When Bendix became part of Allied-Signal, Vincent went on to lead their Advanced Process Development team, and was awarded an Allied-Signal Premier Achievement Award for excellence in Engineering. Prior to joining NIST, he led the process and product engineering teams at Covega Corporation, developing and ramping up the production of novel indium phosphide photonic devices. Vincent is an expert in Project Management, with a Six Sigma Blackbelt, and holds five patents in semiconductor and nanofabrication technology. As leader of the CNST NanoFab Operations Group, Vincent is responsible for overseeing the operation of the NanoFab, a national, shared use facility providing the sophisticated, but costly, equipment needed for state-of-the-art nanofabrication and nanoscale measurement efficiently, effectively, and economically.