Director, USMS Project
Talk Title: "Technological Innovation, NIST, and
Technological innovation is fundamental to the vitality
of the U.S. economy and its industries. The inability
to do good measurements can impede technological innovation.
This talk will inform you of how NIST is tackling the
issue of measurement problems that are barriers to innovation.
NIST is doing an assessment of the U.S.’s measurement
system based on a survey of industry measurement needs.
The assessment uses industry roadmaps, focused workshops,
and other fact-finding techniques to identify industry
needs so they can be addressed. The talk may also provide
you an opportunity to flag issues that you think are important
for your industry or firm.
Dr. Dennis A. Swyt is the Director of the USMS Project
of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology,
appointed by and reporting to the Director of NIST. Immediately
prior to that appointment, he was Chief of the NIST Precision
Engineering Division, responsible for research and services
in the area of dimensional measurement. Prior to that
he was Deputy Director of the NIST Manufacturing Engineering
Laboratory, the first Chairman of the Source Evaluation
Board of the NIST Advanced Technology Program, the Chief
of the NIST Program Office, a technical group leader and
a researcher. He is a member of the Federal Senior Executive
Service and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering's
Board on Standardization and Testing. He holds degrees
of BS, MS and PhD in physics and has published extensively
in the area of dimensional measurement. He is recipient
of a U.S. patent, a Department of Commerce Silver Medal,
and a semiconductor industry award for development of
the NIST photomask linewidth standard