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John Henry J. Scott (Fed)

Physicist & Sr. Advisor, Office of Data and Informatics

ORCID: 0000-0002-3796-2110   (Link)
ResearcherID:  B-4593-2015  (Link)


Experimental physical scientist skilled in the measurement and manipulation of semiconductor devices, nanomaterials, and subcellular biological structures. Federal science policy experience: served as Senior Policy Analyst  in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Bush 43 and Obama administrations. Currently working on sparse representations and missing data recovery problems in hyperspectral imaging, and new technology infrastructure for scientific data management and interoperability.

Specialties: Electron and ion beam microscopy, especially chemical spectroscopy in scanning and transmission electron microscopes. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy, energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, multivariate statistical analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, hyperspectral imaging.


Gold Medal

Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award, for measurement science and standards in support of US capabilities in nuclear non-proliferation.  (Link to Citation)

Bronze Medal

Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award, for exceptional innovation in dimensional and chemical measurements at the nanoscale.


From Image Tiles to Web-Based Interactive Measurements in One Stop

Antoine Vandecreme, Michael P. Majurski, Joe Chalfoun, Keana Scott, John Henry Scott, Mary C. Brady, Peter Bajcsy
This article aims at introducing readers to a web-based solution useful for interactive measurements of centimeter-sized specimens at nanoscales. Modern imaging

The NIST Plan for Providing Public Access to Results of Federally Funded Research

Katherine E. Sharpless, Regina L. Avila, Sally S. Bruce, Wo L. Chang, Robert M. Dimeo, Virginia Covahey, Alan K. Dohne, Heather M. Evans, Aaron P. Fein, Donna J. Kimball, Andrea M. Medina-Smith, Alan E. Munter, James K. Olthoff, Dianne L. Poster, Kathleen M. Roberts, Susannah B. Schiller, John H. Scott, Barbara P. Silcox, James A. St Pierre, Mark D. Stiles
Documentation of the evolution of NIST's plan for providing public access to results of federally funded research is provided, including the plan itself

Dropwise Condensation of Low Surface Tension Fluids on Omniphobic Surfaces

John H. Scott, Konrad Rykaczewski, Adam T. Paxson, Matthew E. Staymates, Marlon L. Walker, Xiaoda Sun, Sushant Anand, Siddarth Srinivasan, Gareth H. McKinley, Jeff Chinn, Kripa Varanasi
Compared to the significant body of work devoted to surface engineering for promoting dropwise condensation heat transfer of steam, much less attention has been

How nanorough is rough enough?

Konrad Rykaczewski, William A. Osborn, Jeff Chinn, Marlon L. Walker, John H. Scott, Wanda Jones, Chonglei Hao, Shuhuai Yao, Zuankai Wang
Surfaces which evince superhydrophobic properties during water condensation have a potential to dramatically enhance energy efficiency in power generation and
Created March 14, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021