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Yuqin Zong

Yuqin Zong is the project leader of NIST photometry and a senior electronics engineer in NIST's Sensor Science Division. He has more than 20 years' experience in photometry, colorimetry, and spectroradiometry. His job responsibilities are to develop state-of-the- art measurement technology through research, to realize the NIST scales in photometry, to provide calibration services to the industry, and to participate in the development of the U. S. and international industrial standards.

His recent research is focused on areas such as correction of stray light for array spectrometers and imaging instruments, measurement of high-power LEDs and solid-state lighting (SSL) products, and calibration of optical sensors and imagers using pulsed tunable lasers.

Yuqin is the CIE Division 2 Member for the United States National Committee, and is the chairman of the technical committee (TC) 2-63 for "Optical Measurement of High-Power LEDs" and one of the key members of more than 10 other Division 2 TCs. He is also the chairman of the IES working group LM-88 for "Measurement of AC LEDs (LM-88). Yuqin Zong is a 2008 recipient of the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service for innovation in visible light measurement and standards in support of the conventional and burgeoning solid-state lighting industries.

Research projects:

Applied Spectroradiometry and imaging metrology
Stray-light Correction
Measurement of high-power LEDs
LED Photometry and Colorimeter
Total spectral radiant flux scale
Total radiant flux measurement
Flashing-light Photometry
Imaging metrology
Optical remote sensing

Yuqin Zong


Photometry Project Leader
Sensor Science Division
Optical Radiation Group

Employment History:

2001-present, NIST Gaithersburg, MD

2001, Corvis Corporation, Columbia, MD

1998-2001, Berkeley Research Associates, Inc., Springfield, VA

1994-1998, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

1987-1994, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China


M.S. Optics, Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China

B.S. Optical Engineering, Zheijiang University, Hangzhou, China


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