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7 December 2012: Malvern, UK: In a recently published article Dr Alan Rawle, Applications Manager at materials characterization company Malvern Instruments, provides a personal view of what it takes to be an expert member of an international standards committee. Currently co-chair of E 56.02, the Characterization SubCommittee of the ASTM E56 Committee on Nanotechnology, Dr Rawle is one of many industry-leading scientists within the Malvern teams around the world. His latest article ‘Just your standard expert’ is available to download from the Malvern website at http://www.malvern.com/standards-expert and his contributions to Materials Talks, the Malvern Instruments blog, can be found at www.materials-talks.com
“Standards are relevant in all walks of life and many people may be surprised at just how far back industry standards go.” said Alan Rawle. “They allow a common platform for international trade and promote confidence and trust.” His article begins by examining what industry standards are, including a description of the difference between documentary and materials standards, and why they are important. It then looks at their origins and discusses the roles and responsibilities of an industry expert.
‘Just your standard expert’ can be downloaded at http://www.malvern.com/standards-expert
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CAPTION: Dr Alan Rawle, Applications Manager at Malvern Instruments has contributed to the development of many international standards
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