Lloyd Whitman

Principal Assistant Director, Physical Sciences and Engineering

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Lloyd Whitman is the Principal Assistant Director for Physical Sciences and Engineering and co-leader of the Science Division 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 and the National Science and Technology Council for a broad range of science and technology areas and national research and development programs and strategies, including advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, information technology, nanotechnology, physical sciences, prizes and challenges, robotics, semiconductors, technology to support aging adults, and technology transfer. Lloyd 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 in the areas of nanoscience, materials science, biotechnology, and sensor technology, and has been recognized with numerous media citations and awards.