Science & Technology Steering Committee

Composition of the Committee
The Committee serves at the pleasure of the Board. The committee consists of two members selected by each Board Institution (16 members), and up to four additional members that may be nominated by the BNL Director to assure broad and diverse programmatic coverage. Members of the STSC serve for three-year terms, which can be renewed as appropriate.

Membership turnover should be staggered to assure continuity. The STSC elects its Chair and Deputy Chair for three-year terms.

 

Committee Meetings

The STSC, in cooperation with the BNL Deputy Director for S&T, determines the frequency of meetings, but no less than twice in each calendar year.

 

Reporting Structure

The Committee reports to the BSA Board. The Committee Chair or Deputy Chair sends a summary report of each Committee meeting to the Chair of the BSA Board. The Chair attends Board meetings at least once per year. The Committee also reports its findings to the Director and Deputy Director for Science & Technology of BNL. The Laboratory point of contact of the Committee is the BNL Deputy Director for Science & Technology.

It is provided with overviews of research proposals, projects, progress, and provides formal comments to the Director and cognizant Associate Director(s). It commissions independent visiting committees and peer reviews on a regular basis, and can establish ad hoc study panels in cooperation with the Deputy Director for S&T. The Committee conducts reviews of tenure cases and makes recommendations to the Board. The Committee is advised of termination of employment of tenured scientists and makes a recommendation to the Board.



   

Dr. Barbara A. Baird
Dept. of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Cornell University

Dr. Louis Brus
Samuel Latham Mitchill Professor of Chemistry 
Columbia University 

Dr. Vitaly Citovosky
Department of Cell Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Stony Brook University

Dr. Gary Feldman
Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science
FAS Physics Department
Harvard University

Dr. Amy Heintz
Advanced Materials Applications
Battelle Memorial Institute

Dr. Daniel Marlow
Dept. of Physics
Princeton University

Dr. Richard Milner
Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Anna Marie Pyle
Departments of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Department of Chemistry
Yale University

Dr. David Rubin
Department of Physics
Cornell University

Dr. Michael Rubner
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Frans Spaepen (Chair)
Div. of Engineering & Applied Science
Harvard University

Dr. George Sterman
C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics
Stony Brook University

Dr. John Wettlaufer
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Yale University

Dr. Ali Yazdani
Department of Physics
Princeton University

Prof. William Zajc
Department of Physics
Columbia University

 

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