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2021 Presidential Rank Award


Newbury is recognized for over two decades of scientific innovation starting with the creation of robust, portable lasers for optical frequency combs.   His outstanding achievements in field-deployable frequency comb measurement technology have opened many new areas of scientific investigation, setting records in time and frequency dissemination, laser ranging, and in detection of gases in real-world environments.  Furthermore, he has demonstrated excellent leadership while nurturing junior colleagues.


Nathan Newbury

NIST Fellow
Physical Measurement Laboratory