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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Temperature Measurement and Applications


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Sensor Science Division

opportunity location
50.68.51.B7543 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Leonard M. Hanssen 301.975.2344
Christopher W. Meyer 301.975.4825
Weston Leo Tew 301.975.4811


Research opportunities are available in various areas of contact and noncontact temperature measurement and applications from temperatures below 1 K to beyond 3000 K. Areas of interest include (1) the assessment and improvement of the accuracy of the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90); (2) development of new fixed-point temperature standards based on metal eutectics; (3) direct realization of thermodynamic temperature; (4) determination of the Boltzmann constant using infrared radiometry, Johnson noise thermometry, dielectric thermometry, and acoustic thermometry with uncertainties comparable to or better than current methods; (5) development of new contact and noncontact temperature standards and dissemination approaches with uncertainties lower than current uncertainties; and (6) advancement of applications of contact and noncontact temperature measurement and standards in areas such as environmental monitoring, process measurement and control, and manufacturing.


key words
Temperature standards; Contact thermometry; Acoustic thermometry; Radiation thermometry; Noise thermometry; Boltzmann constant; Dielectric thermometry; Thermodynamic temperature;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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