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Robert Newby

Robert Newby is a Process Engineer in the NanoFab Operations Group. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. His previous work has also included work with soft polymers and cell based sensing for nose-on-a-chip prototyping. Prior to joining CNST, Robert worked in the automotive industry specializing in network communication which included electronics diagnostics and fiber-optic communication. Robert joined the CNST in 2012, where he is responsible for developing and maintaining processes in the soft lithography lab, low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD), and atmospheric diffusion in the NanoFab.

Selected Publication:

The evaluation of photo/e-beam complementary grayscale lithography for high topography 3D structure, L. Yu, R.J. Kasica, R.N. Newby, L. Chen, and V.K. Luciani, Proc. SPIE 8682, Advances in Resist Materials and Processing Technology XXX, 868212 (March 29, 2013).

Electroosmotically driven microfluidic actuators, M. E. Piyasena, R. Newby, T. J. Miller, B. Shapiro, and E. Smela, Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical 141, 263–269 (2009). 

Staff Photo - Robert Newby


Process Engineer
NanoFab Operations Group


B.S. Mechanical Engineering – University of Maryland, College Park

B.S. Electrical Engineering – University of Maryland, College Park 


Phone: 301-975-6070
Email: robert.newby@nist.gov