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Jacob Ricker

Jacob works in the NIST Thermodynamic Metrology Group, operating the NIST Ultrasonic Interferometer Manometer primary pressure standards along with the absolute mode gas operated piston gauge standards. Jacob first started working for NIST in 2001 as a summer research student.  As a student he designed software, assisted in calibrations, constructed/analyzed 3-D piston gauge models, and helped design a new calibration service.  After graduation, he worked for the Naval Surface Warfare Center on acoustic systems before returning to NIST in 2010.  Currently he is working on finalizing software and launching of the Vacuum Comparison Calibration Service, NIST's first fully automated vacuum gauge calibration service.  Additionally, he is using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to analyze flow conditions in NIST's smokestack simulator as compared to full scale smokestacks to improve greenhouse gas emission measurements.


Mechanical Engineer
Sensor Science Division
Thermodynamic Metrology Group

Employment History:

2001-2007 Summer Research Intern, NIST Pressure and Vacuum group

2007-2010 Mechanical Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Div


B.S. 2007, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University


Phone: 301-975-4475