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Dave Holbrook (Fed)

R. David Holbrook is a research chemical engineer with Surface and Microanalysis Science Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) located in Gaithersburg, MD.  Dave received a B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering and M.Eng. degree in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA), and was a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow with NIST where he focused on developing and implementing surface sensitive analysis techniques for environmental colloid characterization.  Dave is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina having spent six years in industry designing biological wastewater treatment facilities.  Dr. Holbrook has authored or co-authored over 20 peer reviewed manuscripts on topics ranging from colloid-facilitated transport of endocrine disruptors, detection and monitoring of anthropogenic activing in natural aquatic systems, behavior of engineered nanoparticles and microanalysis of environmental samples.


Separation, Sizing, and Quantitation of Engineered Nanoparticles in an Organism Model Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry and Image Analysis

Monique E. Johnson, Shannon Hanna, Antonio R. Montoro Bustos, Christopher M. Sims, Lindsay C. Elliott, Babak Nikoobakht, John T. Elliott, Richard D. Holbrook, Keana C. Scott, Karen E. Murphy, Elijah J. Petersen, Lee L. Yu, Bryant C. Nelson, Akshay Lingayat, Adrian C. Johnston
For environmental studies assessing uptake of orally ingested engineered nanoparticles (ENPs), a key step in ensuring accurate quantification of ingested ENPs

Preparation of silver nanoparticle loaded cotton threads to facilitate measurement development for textile applications

Justin M. Gorham, Karen E. Murphy, Jingyu Liu, Dimitri Tselenchuk, Gheorghe NMN Stan, Thao M. Nguyen, Richard D. Holbrook, Michael R. Winchester, Robert F. Cook, Robert MacCuspie, Vincent A. Hackley
FOREWORD This NIST special publication (SP) is one in a series of NIST SPs that address research needs articulated in the National Nanotechnology Initiative
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022