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Lonnie T. Cumberland

Dr. Lonnie Cumberland currently works at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in Gaithersburg, Maryland as a Physicist (1310) in the Radiation Physics division where he is the program manager for the High-Dose Dosimetry, High-Energy Irradiation Services which researches and supports ionizing radiation-processing activities for various applications and industry processes by assuring that the absorbed dose to the product, via dosimetry calibrations, which is often prescribed or limited by regulatory agencies, is traceable to NIST standards.

Given his diverse background in Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science, Lonnie also performs a wide variety of computer modeling & simulations, computer software development in various computer languages and on different computing platforms as well constructing, developing, maintaining, and administering a multi-node division computer cluster.



Radiation Physics Division
Radioactivity Group

Employment History:

  • NIST, Physicist, 2005 - present
  • Biofuels Technologies Enterprises Inc. (BTE), President/CEO, 2007 - present
  • United States Air Force, Health Physicist & AFRAT Action Officer, 2002 - 2005
  • OutStep Technologies, President/CEO, 1999 - 2007


Ph.D., Physics, George Mason University, 2011
M.S., Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University, Michigan, 2004
M.S., Computer Science, University of Southern Mississippi, 1999
B.S., Mathematics/Physics, University of Southern Mississippi, 1998


Phone: 301-975-6869
Email: lonnie.cumberland@nist.gov
Fax: 301-926-7416