Ms. Barbara Goldstein serves as Associate Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory, the largest operational unit at NIST consisting of approximately 1300 staff and associates and two joint institutes, and which is responsible for realizing and disseminating rigorous measurements to support commercial, defense and research enterprises. Ms. Goldstein manages the “NIST on a Chip” program which is establishing a new paradigm for precision measurement dissemination through a suite of deployable, fit-for-purpose, quantum-based standards to be embedded in products or installed at user sites.
Ms. Goldstein served as an Embassy Science Fellow in fall of 2021, hosted by the U.S. Embassies in the Netherlands, Denmark and Finland, and is continuing to work with the quantum communities in the region to foster international quantum collaboration. She chairs the international IMEKO TC25 on quantum measurement and quantum information, led a standardization outlook and maturity assessment subgroup of the UN-based ITU-T Focus Group on Quantum Information Technology for Networks, and developed a standards landscape through the Quantum Economic Development Consortium.
She previously led the development of e-commerce standards that have been used in hundreds of thousands of business transactions; led roadmap efforts for the Internet of Things and factory automation; and developed and led the NIST Technologies for the Integration of Manufacturing Applications program which competitively awarded a cost shared research portfolio of approximately $150M. Prior to joining NIST in 1992, she implemented information management systems at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing).