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Douglas Olson is a mechanical engineer in the Thermodynamic Metrology Group of the Sensor Science Division. He is an expert in piston gauge pressure standards and is responsible for realizing, maintaining, and disseminating the national measurement standards for pressure for the range from 360 kPa to 300 MPa. Under his leadership NIST established gas piston gauges as primary pressure standards and substantially reduced uncertainties for the gas pressure scale. He has recently begun a research program in the metrology of dynamic (transient) pressure. He has experience in electronic pressure measurement, automation of calibration processes, high pressure standards, finite element methods, and heat transfer. He is a member of the Low Pressure and High Pressure Working Groups of the CCM, the SIM pressure working Group, and the Deadweight Pressure Gauge Committee of the NCSLI.
Sensor Science Division
Thermodynamic Metrology Group