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Joseph P. Rice

Joe Rice performs research and develops novel systems for electro-optical instrument calibration, validation, and performance evaluation. These systems have included a NIST primary standard facility for optical power responsivity measurements and portable radiometers for transferring NIST radiometric scales to other calibration facilities. Currently he is leading the NIST efforts in development of the Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP).

He is a member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), the Council for the Optical Radiation Measurements (CORM), and the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

He was the recipient of a NIST Bronze Medal in 2004 for developing the Thermal-infrared Transfer Radiometer (TXR). He was awarded a National Research Council Post-doctoral Research Associateship in 1992. 

Research Projects:

Hyperspectral Image Projector (HIP)

Primary Optical Watt Radiometer (POWR)

Joseph Rice


Sensor Science Division
Infrared Technology Group

Employment History:

1994-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

1992-1994, NIST, Boulder, CO

1987-1992, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL


Ph.D.  Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

M.S.  Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

B.S.  Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA


Phone: 301-975-2133
Fax: 301-975-2950