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Biography of Rodney W. Nichols

Date: May 1979
Length: 4 pages
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Bardossi, F.
Nichols, R.W.
Schwartz, J.N.
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ITR\/\TS ;\FROM THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY 1232 YORK AVEN•L'E. NfiW YORi:..NF%t YORK 10021 CONTACT Fulvio Bardossi or Judith N.. Schwartz Public Information 212•: ' 360-1261 BIOGRAPHY OF'RODNEY W. NICHOLS, Rodney W. Nichols, executive vice president of.The Rockefeller University, is a specialist in research and development who has served in both research and management positions with industrial, governmental, and academic organizations. He is the principal deputy to President Joshua Lederberg in planning and administering activities at the University -- a center for research and advanced study in the biomedical and related behavioral and physical sciences. Mr. Nichols came to the University as special assistant to•the president in 1970, was elected vice president in 1972, and executive vice president in 19-76. From 1966 to 197•0, he served as special assistant for research and technology in the office of the Secretary of Defense, working with the director of defense research and engineering. His principal responsibilities were in•managing areas~of basic and applied research, assessing the relationships between Defense R & D and the programs.of other federal agencies, and analyzing selected major projects and new-depart.mental policies. Mr. Nichols represeAed the Defense Department in testimony before -more-
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11 NICHOLS -2- Congressional committees. He was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for distinguished and meritorious civilian service in 1970. From 1959 to 1966, he held the post of manager of the Systems Analysis Laboratory of the research division of Melpar, Inc. He was responsible for the technical direction of an applied research group carrying out.laboratory, and computer-assisted studies for a variety of federal agencies and commercial sponsors. An analyst of U.S. policies for science and technology, he has participated as a consultant with a number of organizations including: the office of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President; the Defense Department; the State Department; the Peace Corps; the RAND Corporation; the General Telephone and Electronics Corporation,'s Research Laboratories; the Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies; the Congressional Commission on Governmental Procurement; the Commission on the Operation of the United States Senate; the physics survey of the National Academy of Sciences; the steering committee to the National Science Foundation-sponsored study of the future research role of universities; and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He serves on the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is the chairman of its International Subcomanittee. In the international area, Mr. Nichols has been involved in many studies concerned with the application of modern technology. He was a~member of the U.S. delegation to a special meeting -more-
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NICHOLS -3- convened by the United Nations on chemical and biological arms control (Geneva and New York, 1969). He served as deputy chairman of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Committee on Science and Technology for Development (New York and Geneva, 1973-78) and was appointed to the U.S. deleg,ation to the world-wide confereiice on this subject (Vienna, 1979). He was named by the U.N. Secretary- General in,1977 to serve on the Advisory Committee for Science and Technology, a senior technical group advising the Economic and Social Council. He serves on-the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science and Technology for International Development and the NAS Committee on Advanced Study in China. He has travelled;in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the People's Republic of China. The coauthor of several monographs, including Research and Development and the Prospects for International Security (with Frederick Seitz), Mr. Nichols.has lectured widely and written numerous articles and reviews for such-journals as Science, Minerva, Innovation, American Scientist, Physics Today, and Technology in Society. Selected as a National Sigma Xi Lecturer for 1974-75, Mr. Nichols examined national trends in research and development. During the summers of 1975 and 1978, he was featured•speaker in two national CBS television series: the lectures covered the impacts and responsibilities of science and technology, and the post-World War ZI foreign policy developments affecting the scientific community. . -more-
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R: REDACTED MATERIAL NICHOLS Born in Evanston, Illinois on Septentber ~Z- &r. Nichols received an A.B. degree in applied physics from,Harvard University and has had graduate training in the physical, biological, and social sciences. tZ sL- Presently a member of the executive committee of the board of trustees of the National Planning Association in Washington, D.C., he also 3,s a REDACTED May 1979

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