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Allen V. Astin Award

Award Winner: Igor Vayshenker


To recognize outstanding achievement in the advancement of measurement science or in the delivery of measurement services developed within NIST, in cooperation with other Government agencies or private groups, or in cooperation with international metrology organizations.


Igor Vayshenker, Calibration Leader of the Optical Fiber Power Laboratory, is recognized for his leadership in developing and providing modern standards and measurement services for optical fiber power. Optical fiber power meters are one of the most common forms of test equipment for optical fiber communication networks. Over the past 18 years, Mr. Vayshenker’s work has provided critical support to the optoelectronics and telecommunications industries, directly impacting every American who makes a long distance phone call or uses the Internet.



Award Date: December 5, 2007

Campus: Boulder

Awarding Organization: NIST

Awarding Organization Contact Name: Sharon Seide

Organization Phone: 301-975-NIST


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