Monday, August 22, 2011

NSF DMR Committee of Visitors Report from Alan Dorsey

On behalf of Alan Dorsey

Dear Colleagues,

At the DCMP/DMP Joint Executive Committee meeting in Dallas, you
may recall that Ian Robertson, the new Director of the NSF's Division of
Materials Research, mentioned that DMR was reviewed by a Committee of
Visitors (COV) in February 2011. Both Barbara and I served on the COV, but we were
unable to discuss the committee's findings until the report was publicly
released. The COV report, and the response from the NSF, are now available on the
NSF website; see
and then

I thought this might be of interest to the DCMP Executive Committee
and Members at Large.