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Robert D. McMichael

Robert (Bob) McMichael is a Project Leader in the Electron Physics Group in the CNST. He received a B.S. in Engineering-Physics from Pacific Lutheran University, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Ohio State University. He came to NIST on an NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in 1990, served on the research staff of the Metallurgy Division in the Materials Science and Engineering Lab, and then joined the CNST in 2007. Bob’s research at NIST has touched on a broad spectrum of phenomena in magnetic thin films and nanomaterials, but remains centered on micromagnetics and magnetization dynamics. He has over 160 peer-reviewed publications, and is a frequent invited speaker at international meetings. In 2004 Bob was selected as an IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer, and in 2009 he became a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Bob has received NIST’s Samuel Wesley Stratton Award and Bronze Medal Award, and also the Silver Medal Award from the US Department of Commerce.

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Staff Photo - Robert McMichael


Project Leader
Electron Physics Group


B.S. Engineering-Physics - Pacific Lutheran University

M.S. Physics - The Ohio State University

Ph.D. Physics - The Ohio State University


Phone: 301-975-5121
Email: robert.mcmichael@nist.gov