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Measurement and Standards: The role of NIST

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Author(s)

Kent B. Rochford

Abstract

At NIST, said Dr. Rochford, "we are very broad, but we focus like a laser on measurement science." NIST also helps develop standards and promote technology. He called the institute "fairly small," with about 2,800 employees and almost that many affiliated associates, post doctoral students, and guest researchers from companies, universities, and metrology institutes. NIST also employs about 400 staff who work with more than 1,000 bodies to help set standards. Among the Institute's ongoing programs are the Technology Innovation Program, the Malcom Baldrige Quality Program, and the Manufacturing Extension Program. He said he would focus on the laboratory programs, which were organized by discipline, including several that bring measurement science to bear on the photovoltaic technologies area.
Proceedings Title
National Academies Symposium on Photovoltaic Manufacturing, Partnering for Photovoltaic Manufacturing in the United States
Conference Dates
July 29, 2009
Conference Location
Washington, DC

Keywords

measurement, standards, traceability, comparison

Citation

Rochford, K. (2009), Measurement and Standards: The role of NIST, National Academies Symposium on Photovoltaic Manufacturing, Partnering for Photovoltaic Manufacturing in the United States, Washington, DC, [online], https://doi.org/10.17226/12724 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created July 29, 2009, Updated November 10, 2018