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Dr. F. Fleming Crim, Chief Operating Officer, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Dr. F. Fleming Crim


Dr. F. Fleming Crim has been appointed National Science Foundation (NSF) chief operating officer (COO), effective July 1, 2018.

Crim has a distinguished record of accomplishments in research and education. He spent 40 years in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is now the John E. Willard and Hilldale Professor Emeritus. From 2013 to 2017, Crim served as NSF’s assistant director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. He has lectured around the world and published more than 150 papers. His original scientific work and teaching have earned many awards. These include the Plyler Prize of the American Physical Society, the Langmuir Award of the American Chemical Society, and the Centenary Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London). He received his bachelor's degree from Southwestern University and his doctorate from Cornell University.

Crim is a fellow of the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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