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H. Heather Chen-Mayer

Current and past research interest at NIST:

2010 – Present: Physicist, Radioactivity Group, Radiation Physics Division, PML

  • Development of CT dose standard, direct determination of absorbed dose to phantom using calorimetry
  • Development of CT imaging standard specifically for lung density CT applications and statistical modeling of lung density data
  • Finite element modeling for CT dosimetry

2003 - 2010: Physicist, Dosimetry Group, Radiation Physics Division, PML

  • Water calorimetry as a primary absorbed dose standard in Cobalt-60 and linear accelerator
  • Ultrasound thermometry for radiation dose measurement
  • Finite element modeling of conduction and convection heat transfer in water

1995 - 2003: Physicist, Nuclear Methods Group, Analytical Chemistry Division, CSTL

  • Neutron beam focusing using capillary optics applied to nuclear analytical techniques, specifically Prompt gamma activation analysis and Neutron depth profiling

1990 - 1995: Guest Researcher, Nuclear Methods Group, Analytical Chemistry Division, CSTL

  • Neutron beam focusing using capillary optics
Heather Chen-Mayer

Position:

Physicist
Radiation Physics Division
Radioactivity Group

Employment History:

NIST, Physicist, 1995 - present
NIST, Guest Researcher, 1990 - 1995

Education:

Ph.D., Physics, City University New York, 1989

Contact

Phone: 301-975-5595
Email: heather.chen-mayer@nist.gov
Fax: 301-869-7682