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Zachary H. Levine

Zachary Levine is a physicist with interests in the interaction of radiation and matter. Projects have included the calculation of linear and higher dielectric functions, x-ray tomography at the micro scale and for medicine, and electron tomography.

He was a member of the Council of the American Physical Society. Presently, he is a member of a committee of the Radiological Society of North America called COPDgene whose intention is creating standards for tomographic measurements of lung disease.

He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He received Bronze Medal from the Department of Commerce, and is a co-recipient of the Silver Medal as well as the Safety Award.

Research projects:

Standards for x-ray computed tomography

Theory of optical properties of materials

Zachary Levine


Optical Technology Division
Optical Thermometry and Spectral Methods Group

Employment History:

1994-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

1989-1994, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

1988-1989, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1983-1987, AT&T Engineering Research Center, Princeton, NJ


Ph.D.  Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

S.B.  Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

S.B.  Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA


Phone: 301-975-5453
Email: zlevine@nist.gov
Fax: 301-869-5700