2017 Director's Award for Excellence in Administration


Award Citation

Ms. Bachinski is recognized for her outstanding and sustained leadership, service and innovation in leading administrative services since 2003 for JILA, NIST's world-leading research, innovation and training partnership with the University of Colorado (CU). Bachinski is the administrative officer of PML's Quantum Physics Division, and her responsibilities extend to all of JILA, a 250-person, $25 million organization dedicated to transformative measurement-science research and training the next generation of innovators and metrologists. To ensure JILA's success, she masterfully leads two separate administrative systems and teams – from NIST and CU – constantly innovating administrative approaches as requirements and opportunities evolve.

Individual Award

Julia Bachinski

Administrative Officer
Physical Measurement Laboratory