National Institute of Standards and Technology
Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
Robert Celotta is the founding Director of NIST’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. He received his B.S. in Physics from the City College of New York, and his Ph.D. in Physics from New York University. Following postdoctoral studies at JILA in Boulder, Colorado, Robert joined the staff at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There, he led the Electron Physics Group, eventually becoming a NIST Fellow. Robert has authored over 250 publications, has given more than 350 presentations, and has been issued four patents. He also co-edited Experimental Methods in the Physical Sciences, a series of over 20 books on experimental physics. Robert has received several awards, including the AVS’ Gaede-Langmuir Prize, the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, two IR-100 Awards, and NIST’s Edward Uhler Condon and William P. Slichter awards. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the AVS, and the Washington Academy of Sciences.