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Barbara L. Goldstein (Fed)

Associate Director, Physical Measurement Laboratory; Program Manager, NIST on a Chip

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).

Publications

The Expanding Role of National Metrology Institutes in the Quantum Era

Author(s)
Alexander Tzalenchuk, Nicolas Spethmann, Tim Prior, Jay H. Hendricks, Yijie Pan, Vladimir Bubanja, Guilherme Temporão, Dai-Hyuk Yu, Damir Ilić, Barbara L. Goldstein
Now that all base units are defined in terms of fundamental constants and can thus — at least in principle — be realized anytime and anywhere, rather than

A New Spin on Kibble: A Self Calibrating Torque Realization Device at NIST

Author(s)
Zane Comden, Stephan Schlamminger, Charles Waduwarage Perera, Frank Seifert, David B. Newell, Jay H. Hendricks, Barbara L. Goldstein, Leon Chao
After the 2019 redefinition of the International System of Units (SI), torque no longer needs to be traceable to a calibrated weight suspended from a known

Guidance for NIST Staff on Using Inclusive Language in Documentary Standards

Author(s)
Kathryn Miller, David F. Alderman, Lisa Carnahan, Lily Chen, James Foti, Barbara L. Goldstein, Michael Hogan, Jennifer Marshall, Karen Reczek, Nathalie Rioux, Mary Theofanos, David A. Wollman
This document provides guidance to NIST staff regarding the use of inclusive language in documentary standards and documents which support the realization and
Created August 27, 2019, Updated July 11, 2022