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Taking Measure

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Leon Chao

Leon Chao poses pretending to bite into a huge piece of fake meat.

Leon Chao is a millennial raised on the mean streets of Pallet Town. He serves as a mechanical engineer in the NIST Quantum Measurement Division, building precision instrumentation such as Kibble balances and torque realizers. Recently, he has formed collaborations across the Department of Defense aimed at modernizing mass and torque metrology, and he hopes to one day see his team’s efforts result in viable commercial instruments for calibrations labs everywhere. To this day, he can be spotted still gnawing at the dinosaur ham he started on years ago …