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Charles E. Gibson

Mr. Charles Gibson is a Physicist in the Sensor Science Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (commonly referred to as NIST). His career at NIST began in 1986 where his research has focused on the measurement of ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared radiation sources. He realizes the NIST national scales and provides calibration services for spectral radiance, spectral irradiance, temperature, and heat flux.

Mr. Gibson is active in several international committees for optical radiation measurement. He is a member of ASTM E20 Committee on Temperature Measurement and the ASTM E21.08 Subcommittee on Thermal Protection.

He is a group-recipient of the 2008 Department of Commerce Silver Medal Award for Scientific/Engineering Achievement for advancing ultraviolet radiation measurement science for applications in materials processing, semiconductor manufacturing, and space sciences. He is also a co-recipient of the 2005 NIST Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award for major advances in the realization and dissemination of the NIST spectral irradiance scale widely used in climate-change research.

Research projects:

Radiation thermometry
Spectroradiometry of sources

Charles Gibson


Sensor Science Division
Thermodynamic Metrology Group

Employment History:

1986-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD


B.A. Physics, Fisk University, Nashville, TN


Phone: 301-975-2329
Email: charles.gibson@nist.gov
Fax: 301-869-5700