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Chandler A Becker (Fed)

Dr. Chandler A Becker works as a scientific data consultant in the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory's (MML) Office of Data and Informatics.  She started at NIST as an NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow and was then hired as staff in the Metallurgy (later Materials Science and Engineering) Division, where she created the NIST Interatomic Potentials Repository and worked on projects related to atomistic materials model selection and applicability to materials design.  This work was recognized by a NIST/DOC Bronze medal and NIST Sigma Xi Katharine Gebbie Young Investigator Award.

Since moving to the Office of Data and Informatics, Dr. Becker has worked mostly on projects related to materials data availability, and she is currently a member of the data management team for the Additive Manufacturing Benchmark Test Series (

Dr. Becker also works on application of data science approaches across various MML disciplines (particularly materials science) with an emphasis on techniques for analytic reproducibility, documentation, sharing, and reusability.  Her data-science learning coordination efforts also support professional data-science skill development for NIST staff, and Dr. Becker is an organizer and instructor for NIST's Carpentries workshops and tutorials to facilitate programming and data skills for researchers.



A Roadmap for LIMS at NIST Material Measurement Laboratory

Gretchen Greene, Jared Ragland, Zachary Trautt, June W. Lau, Raymond Plante, Joshua Taillon, Adam Abel Creuziger, Chandler A. Becker, Joe Bennett, Niksa Blonder, Lisa Borsuk, Carelyn E. Campbell, Adam Friss, Lucas Hale, Michael Halter, Robert Hanisch, Gary R. Hardin, Lyle E. Levine, Samantha Maragh, Sierra Miller, Chris Muzny, Marcus William Newrock, John Perkins, Anne L. Plant, Bruce D. Ravel, David J. Ross, John Henry J. Scott, Christopher Szakal, Alessandro Tona, Peter Vallone
Instrumentation generates data faster and in higher quantity than ever before, and interlaboratory research is in historic demand domestically and

Implementing a Registry Federation for Materials Science Data Discovery

Raymond L. Plante, Chandler Becker, Andrea M. Medina-Smith, Kevin G. Brady, Alden A. Dima, Benjamin J. Long, Laura M. Bartolo, Robert Hanisch
As a result of a number of national initiatives, we are seeing rapid growth in the data important to materials science that are available over the web
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 2, 2023