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2021 Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award


The group is recognized for fundamental advances in the metrology of arsenic, a toxic element, through the creation of a novel sample preparation reaction for organic and inorganic arsenic species, mitigation of species-specific measurement bias, and development of stable SI-traceable SRMs.  The comprehensive effort was established as a collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to enable reliable measurements of individual arsenic species in clinical materials and food, supporting the control of arsenic exposure for the benefit of human health. 


Lee Yu

Research Chemist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Clay Davis

Research Chemist
Material Measurement Laboratory

Savelas A. Rabb

Research Chemist
Material Measurement Laboratory