Nanoelectronics Research Initiative: A Public-Private Partnership Supporting Collaboration
Vice President for Innovative Partnerships
Semiconductor Research Corporation
Celia Merzbacher is Vice President for Innovative Partnerships at the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). She is primarily responsible for developing partnerships with stakeholders in government and the private sector in support of SRC’s research and education goals.
Prior to joining SRC, Dr. Merzbacher was Assistant Director for Technology R&D in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where she coordinated and advised on a range of issues, including nanotechnology, technology transfer, technical standards, and intellectual property. At OSTP, she oversaw the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the multiagency Federal program for nanotechnology research and development. She also served as Executive Director of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which comprises leaders from academia, industry, and other research organizations, and advises the President on technology, scientific research priorities, and math and science education. Previously, Dr. Merzbacher was on the staff of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. where she held positions as a research scientist and technology licensing executive.
Dr. Merzbacher has served as on the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute and led the U.S. delegation to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Working Party on Nanotechnology.