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Nick Barbosa

Research Interests:

Application of microtechnology/MEMS for investigating materials properties and performance; mechanical properties of thin films and sub-micrometer structures; interconnect reliability; mechanical and themomechanical fatigue; scanning probe microscopy including scanning thermal microscopy; electron microscopy; combined technique development (in-situ experimentation);


Professional Affiliations:

Materials Research Society (MRS)

American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM)


Professional Activities:

Organizing Committee, International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) Device Packaging Conference Workshop on MEMS and Associated Microsystems (2008 to present)


Awards and Honors:

NIST - National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005 to 2007)

United States Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (2008)





Materials Scientist
Materials Reliability Division
Nanoscale Reliability Group

Employment History:

2007 to present: Materials Research Engineer, Materials Reliability Division, NIST

2005 to 2007: National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow, Materials Reliability Division, NIST

1998 to 1999: Materials Project Scientist, Thomas & Betts, Hackettstown, NJ


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University

M.Eng., Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Lafayette College


Phone: 303-497-3445
Email: barbosa@boulder.nist.gov
Fax: 303-497-5030