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Quantum Measurement Division Chief: Carl Williams
Atomic Spectroscopy Group Leader: Yuri Ralchenko

NIST Staff Using the EBIT Facility:

Staff Physicists: PostDocs: Students:



  • Austin, Gerry, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA
  • Chantler, Chris, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Henins, Albert, NIST Contractor
  • Holland, Glenn, NRL and NIST
  • Kimpton, Justin, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Laming, Martin, NRL
  • Silver, Eric, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA
  • Smale, Lucas, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Takacs, Endre, Clemson University, Clemson SC.

Former group members and collaborators:

  • Aguilar, Alex University of Nevada, Reno, on to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; now permanent staff at the Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Aglitskiy, Yefim, senior guest researcher through University of Maryland, 1994-1995. On to Naval Research Laboratory
  • Alderson, Doug, on to staff position in Ionization Radiation Division, NIST
  • Bader, Atilla, ATOMKI, Hungary, 1995
  • Bandler, Simon, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA
  • Barbera, Marco, Observatorio Astronomico G. S. Vaiana, Palermo, Italy
  • Bell, Edward, postdoc through University of Colorado; on to Diamond Semiconductor Group, Gloucester, MA
  • Berenyi, Zoltan, University of Debrecen, Hungary, 1999, 2000-2001
  • Berggren, Karl, Harvard University (Ph.D. student), now a professor at MIT
  • Black, Andrew, Harvard University
  • Blagojevic, Branimir, Johns Hopkins University, now at Science & Engineering Services, Inc., MD
  • Boyer, Craig, NRL
  • Brewer, Samuel, on to postdoc at NIST Boulder(Wineland group), August 2012
  • Briand, Jean-Pierre, Universite P&M Curie, Paris, France
  • Brown, Charles, NRL
  • Calamai, Anthony, Appalachian State University
  • Cheng, Hai-Ping, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Church, David, Texas A&M University
  • Defreze, Frank, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA
  • Deslattes, Richard, NIST
  • Doschek, George, NRL
  • Draganic, Ilija, NIH-NIST Postdoctoral Associate (2007-2009), University of Belgrade; on to Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Dubau, Jacques, Observatory of Paris, France
  • Faenov, Anatoly, VNIIFTRI Research and Production Association, Russia
  • Fahy, Kenneth, University College Dublin (Ph.D. student)
  • Feldman, Uri, NRL
  • Fu, Joe, NIST
  • Fry, Dan, NRC postdoctoral associate; on to Walter Reed Medical Center; now permanent staff at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston
  • Goldner, Lori, NIST
  • Grube, Holger
  • Guise, Nick (2010,2013), on to Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Indelicato, Paul, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • Kim, Yong-Ki, NIST
  • Kimpton, Justin, University of Melbourne, Australia now Principal Scientists, Australian Synchrotron
  • Kink, Ilmar, guest researcher from University of Lund, Sweden, 1999-2001
  • Kinnane, Mark, University of Melbourne, Australia now at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Kusper, Gabor, Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary, 1999
  • Laming, Martin, NRL
  • LeBigot, Eric; on to a permanent position at CNRS, Paris, 2003
  • Livingston, Gene, University of Notre Dame
  • Makonyi, Karoly, back to Hungary in 2004, then on to graduate school in Germany
  • Matranga, Marco, University of Palermo, Italy.
  • Mendenhall, Marcus, Vanderbilt University
  • Meyer, Eric, NRC postdoctoral associate, 1994-1995. On to Wall Street
  • Minniti, Ronnie, NRC postdoctoral associate, 1997-1999. On to staff position in Ionizing Radiation Division at NIST
  • Moore, Terry, NIST
  • Morgan, Cornelius, postdoc through Texas A&M University, 1993-1995. On to position at NIST, then to Booz-Allen & Hamilton
  • Mortenson, Michael, MIT undergraduate with SAO, 2003/2004. On to graduate school in Astrophysics at the University of Chicago
  • Onodi-Szucs, Zoltan, Kossuth University, Hungary, 1996, 1997
  • Osin, Dimitry, on to Tri-Alpha
  • O'Sullivan, Gerry, University College Dublin
  • Patterson, David, University of Melbourne, Australia; now Principal Scientist, Australian Synchrotron
  • Parks, Daniel, NRC postdoctoral associate, 1995-1997. On to position at NIST, then to Lockheed Martin
  • Parra, Enrique, University of Maryland, on to Booz Allen Hamilton, now Program Director at Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).
  • Perrella, Andrew (postdoc 2004, NRC associateship recipient 2005). On to permanent position at Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD
  • Pikin, Alexander, senior guest researcher through University of Maryland; on to Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Podpaly, Yuri,Science & Technology Policy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Pomeroy, Josh, Physicist, NIST
  • Porto, Trey, NRC postdoctoral associate, 1998-2000. On to a permanent staff position in the laser cooling and trapping group at NIST
  • Ratliff, Laura, NRC postdoctoral associate and former NIST staff member
  • Reimann, Curt T., Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Roberts, James, former NIST staff member (group leader)
  • Sanabia, Jason, NRC postdoctoral associate 2001 - 2003. On to Raith USA (lithography)
  • Schnopper, Herb, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA
  • Schuch, Reinhold, U. Stockholm, Sweden
  • Seely, John, NRL
  • Serpa, Gino, postdoc through University of Notre Dame. On to position at NIST, then to Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Sokell, Emma, University College Dublin
  • Stoelker, Thomas, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Stolterfoht, Nicolas, Hahn-Meitner Institut, Berlin, Germany
  • Sugar, Jack, NIST
  • Szabo, Csilla, University of Debrecen, Hungary, visiting on a Fullbright fellowship, 1999, 2000-2001
  • Tawara, Hiro, guest researcher from National Institute of Fusion Science, Nagoya, Japan 2001 -
  • Traebert, Elmar, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Verzani, Chris, on to the University of Connecticut, 2004; currently professor at University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • Whitesides, George, Harvard University

Former summer students and student volunteers (under John Gillaspy, except as noted)

2013(and 2014 school year) Smiga,Joseph, Poolsville High School, on to the University of Maryland (College Park) Gemstone
                    Honors College.
2013            Jurrens, Michael, Winston Churchill High School, on to the University of Maryland (College Park) Honors College.
2012            Sahu, Sarthak, Thomas Jefferson High School; on to Caltech.
2011            Amarto Rajaram,Walt Whitman High School; on to study Physics at Columbia University
2010 Gokhale, Pranav, Poolesville High School, Science, Math, Computer Science Magnet Program; on to Princeton University
Richards, Brian (SURF Program, under Josh Pomeroy), College of William and Mary; on to graduate school in physics at the University of Virginia
Tedesco, Luke, Wootton High School, on to Brown University


Brandon, Namdi, (SURF program), Tulane University (under Josh Pomeroy)
Galfond, Marissa, Gaithersburg High School 2007(under Josh Pomeroy); on to University of Maryland(continued NIST work in subsequent summers)
Nacion, Noel, Seneca Valley High School student volunteer (under Josh Pomeroy)
Marshall, Brian, Seneca Valley High School student volunteer (under Josh Pomeroy)
Ward, Evan, Poolsville High School student volunteer (under Josh Pomeroy)

2006 Peterson, Eric (SURF program), Appalachian State University (under Josh Pomeroy)
2005 Radics, Balint, University of Debrecen, Hungary; now at CERN
2004 Brewer, Sam (SURF program), Appalachian State University
Hohl, Timea, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Radics, Balint, University of Debrecen, Hungary
2003 Elberson, Lee, University of Maryland
Marberg, Eric, Walt Whitman High Schol (Bethesda)  
2002 Naqvi, Asif; Graduate student, University of Maryland
2001/2002 Vieira, Gregory (volunteer); on to major in Physics, University of Maryland
2000 Bates, Daniel (volunteer) on to MIT
Scafonas, Mark (SURF program)
1996 Jahanmir, Sam (volunteer); on to MIT
Hao, Melissa (volunteer)
1995 Cezairliyan, Brent (volunteer), began college at Brown University
1994/1995 Dixon, LaShondria (SURF program); physics major, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA
1994 Goel, Vivik; on to Rice University
Riland, Chad; employed in Colorado, Miner Corp.
1993 Jackson, Cornelius (SURF program); physics major, Norfolk State University
Fanning, David; on to University of Illinois
Thomas, Jessica; on to Yale

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