Arden L. Bement Jr.

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Arden L. Bement Jr.
Arden L. Bement Jr. in 2014
Born (1932-05-22) May 22, 1932 (age 89)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materColorado School of Mines
University of Idaho
University of Michigan
Scientific career
FieldsMaterial Science and Engineering, Nuclear Engineering
InstitutionsGeneral Electric Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, MIT, DARPA, Office of the Secretary of Defense, TRW, Purdue University, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Arden Lee Bement Jr. (born May 22, 1932) is an American engineer and scientist. He has served in executive positions in government, industry and academia . He is a former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Advanced Technology, Chief Technical Officer of TRW, Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Following the end of his six-year term at NSF, on June 1, 2010 he became the founding director of the Global Policy Research Institute and Chief Global Affairs officer at Purdue University.

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