Eli Baltic is an Engineering Technician member of the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he is responsible for maintaining a thermal neutron imaging facility at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). His work in neutron imaging includes: assisting guest researchers to set up and test experimental research equipment; handling activated samples; assembling and operating hydrogen fuel cells in a neutron beam; and operating, calibrating, and maintaining a state-of-the-art fuel cell test stand. He also is a contributor to the Neutron and X‐ray Tomography (NeXT) system for simultaneous, dual modality tomography. In addition to his neutron imaging assistance, he provides professional technical support for the Radiation Physics Division.
Eli Baltic received a B.S. in Aeronautical Science from the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 2005. He worked at NIST as an intern in neutron imaging from 2002-2004. Following college in 2005, Eli began his career at NIST as an Engineering Technician in the Ionizing Radiation Division of the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML). He has over 40 publications and acknowledgments related to his work with the neutron imaging program and has received the Eugene Casson Crittenden award, R&D 100 award, and NIST Silver Medal award.