NIST on a Chip: Quantum Based Measurements and Standards for the Future!
Abstract: In this talk you will learn about measurements, standards, and bit of history leading up to now and why our national standards changed on May 20th, 2019. I will describe the role of NIST as a National Metrology Institute, talk about the NIST on a Chip program, a daring and innovative approach that seeks to utilize fundamental physics to develop quantum-based sensors and standards, and then take a slightly deeper dive into research developing new measurement methods of pressure and vacuum that are photonically quantum based. Finally, I will speak on how science and research are done at a government lab such as NIST and talk about the types of careers and opportunities that government research labs offer.
Bio: A world-class expert in low pressure and vacuum metrology, Dr. Hendricks serves as the Deputy Program Manager for NIST on a Chip (NOAC), an innovative approach that seeks to utilize fundamental physics to develop quantum-based sensors and standards. He serves as the Scientific Director of IUVSTA (International Union of Vacuum Science, Technique and Application) an organization representing > 15,000 physicists, chemists, materials scientists, engineers, and technologists linked by their common study and use of vacuum Science. Dr. Hendricks received Ph.D. and M.A. and in Physical Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University, and his B.S. in Chemistry from Penn State University. Dr. Hendricks has over 30 years of vacuum science and technology experience and has authored over 60. He is a two-time winner of US Department of Commerce Gold Medal, one of which was for an innovative quantum-based pressure standard.
Dr. Hendricks has demonstrated leadership and chairs national and international vacuum standards meetings and symposia. He currently serves as the Scientific Director of IUVSTA, Chair of IMEKO TC16, and is active with the AVS Recommended Practices Committee, and AVS Publication Committee.