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Dr. William Osborn

Research Interests

  • Developing experimental techniques and reference standards for nano-scale strain measurement.
  • Evaluating the mechanical properties of MEMS scale devices through the development of testable devices, theoretical models, and accurate measurements.
  • Microfabrication of non-traditional devices to enable research in the areas of strain measurement and mechanical property evaluation.
  • Instrument design, building, and development.


Materials Research Engineer
Materials Measurement Science Division
Nanomechanical Properties Group

Employment History:

2009 – present: NIST
2005 – 2009: Graduate/Teaching Assistant in the Materials Science and Engineering Program at the University of Connecticut.


Ph. D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT – 2009

B. S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA – 2004



Phone: (301) 975-5657
Fax: (301) 975-5334