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Alex P. Farrell

Mr. Alex Farrell is an electronics technician in the Ultraviolet Radiation Group of the Sensor Science Division in the Physical Measurement Laboratory. He serves as operator of the Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility (SURF III) in the daily operation, maintenance and repair of all subsystems, and general electronic / mechanical / hydraulic / vacuum support of SURF users.

Honors and Awards:

  • U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal, 2014.
  • NIST Colleague's Choice Award, 2013
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal, 2005.
  • Co-recipient of NIST's Judson C. French award, 2001.
  • Superior Performance, U.S. Department of Navy, 1994, 1995, and 1997.


Electronics Technician
Sensor Science Division
Ultraviolet Radiation Group

Employment History:

1999-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD


Phone: (301) 975-8372
Email: alex.farrell@nist.gov