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Catherine Cooksey

Catherine Cooksey is a Research Chemist in the Sensor Science Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She serves as project leader for NIST's Spectrophotometry Calibrations and Quality Manager for the Sensor Science Division, and is involved in several collaborative research projects and various writing activities.

Dr. Cooksey was a recipient of a NIST/NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship. During her fellowship period, she investigated the low-frequency absorption spectra of biomolecules in aqueous environments.

Research projects:


Reflectance measurements of human skin

Catherine Cooksey


Research Chemist
Sensor Science Division
Optical Radiation Group

Employment History:

2007-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD


Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

B.S. Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS


Phone: 301-975-6208
Email: catherine.cooksey@nist.gov