Altaf (Tof) Carim

Altaf (Tof) Carim

Assistant Director for Nanotechnology

Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Dr. Altaf H. Carim is Assistant Director for Nanotechnology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). He has been detailed to this position from the Office of Science in the Department of Energy (DOE/SC) since June 2011. He serves as the OSTP Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and is involved in a variety of other materials, energy, facilities, space, and broad science policy issues at OSTP.

From 2009 through 2011, Dr. Carim led the management team within the DOE/SC Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) for the Energy Frontier Research Center major collaborations. Prior to that he managed construction and operation aspects of the BES-supported Nanoscale Science Research Centers, Electron Beam Microcharacterization Centers, and other user facilities, and previously oversaw grant and DOE laboratory programs in the structure and composition of materials. Before joining DOE in 2001, Dr. Carim was for over a decade on the faculty at The Pennsylvania State University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, including service as Chair of the Electronic and Photonic Materials program. He was a visiting (sabbatical) investigator at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and earlier held faculty or research positions at the University of New Mexico, Philips Natuurkundig Laboratorium in The Netherlands, Philips Research Laboratories Sunnyvale, Bell Laboratories, and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. at Stanford University and S.B. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all in Materials Science and Engineering.

Dr. Carim\'s prior research activities spanned microstructural and microchemical characterization of materials, including semiconductor interfaces, superconducting and ferroelectric oxide thin films and ceramics, crystal structure determination, crystalline defects, joining of ceramics and composites, development of anisotropic microstructures, electron holography, and morphology of nanoparticles and nanowires. He has authored or coauthored over 85 research publications in these areas and has given over 120 conference, seminar, and other presentations. His awards and honors include recognition as an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator, receipt of an AIST Foreign Researcher Invitation to lecture in Japan, and participation in project teams recognized with several of the Secretary of Energy\'s Project Management Excellence Awards.

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