Lloyd Whitman

PhD, Principal Assistant Director, Physical Sciences and Engineering
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Whitman is the Principal Assistant Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering and co-leader of the Science portfolio in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), on detail from his position as Chief Scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Lloyd provides senior leadership to OSTP for a broad range of science and technology areas and national research and development programs and strategies. Dr. Whitman received a B.S. in Physics from Brown University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Cornell University. He spent most of his research career at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, where he led a diverse portfolio of research studying nanostructures and their integration into advanced sensor systems. He was subsequently the founding Deputy Director of NIST’s Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, and served at OSTP for the last two years of the Obama administration as Assistant Director for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. Lloyd has over 160 publications and multiple patents, and has been recognized with numerous media citations and awards.




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