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Tom Lucatorto

Tom Lucatorto received his Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University in 1968 and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Columbia University from 1968 to 1970. At that time, his studies involved radiofrequency spectroscopy of atoms and ions. In 1970 he joined NIST (then NBS) to investigate atomic structure using laser and synchrotron techniques. From 1985 to 2011, Tom served as Group Leader of the Photon Physics Group. Since 2011, he has been Group Leader of the Ultraviolet Radiation Group.

Research Interests:

  • Interactions of EUV with matter
  • EUV optics
  • Applications of EUV to nanofabrication


  • New York State Regents Fellowship, 1961-1962
  • Pfister Fellowship (Columbia University), 1962
  • Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 1980
  • Fellow American Physical Society, 1984
  • William P. Slichter Award, 2008

Visiting Appointments:

  • NSF Rotator 2002 - 2005 Program Officer for the LIGO Project
Staff photo of Tom Lucatorto


Group Leader
Sensor Science Division
Ultraviolet Physics Group

Employment History:

1970-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

1968-1970, Columbia University, New York, NY


Ph.D. Physics, Columbia University, New York, NY


Phone: 301-975-3734
Email: toml@nist.gov