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2021 Bronze Medal Award


The group is recognized for developing and demonstrating an innovative, practical approach for highly accurate temperature measurements based on the physics of light in nanofabricated devices. Their method disrupts conventional resistance-based thermometry by reducing the size, cost, complexity, and environmental sensitivity of the sensor without sacrificing measurement accuracy. Their success has attracted Department of Defense and industry interest because of its potential to replace platinum resistance thermometry in strategic application areas as well as in standards laboratories.


Nikolai Klimov

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Sensor Science Division

Zeeshan Ahmed

Research Chemist
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Tobias Herman

Physical Measurement Laboratory