Elizabeth “Els” Koncki serves as a Physical Scientist in the Laboratory Metrology Program, Office of Weights and Measures (OWM), in the Physical Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). OWM is responsible for ensuring the traceability of state weights and measures standards to the SI and develops device test procedures and conducts training for legal metrology inspectors, laboratory metrologists and weights and measures officials. State legal metrology laboratories are custodians at the State level of measurement standards that serve as the basis for ensuring equity in the marketplace and as reference standards for calibration services for indigenous industry. As part of its program to encourage a high degree of technical and professional competence in such activities, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) has developed performance standards and formalized procedures for Recognition of State legal metrology laboratories on a voluntary basis. Certificates of Metrological Traceability are issued upon evaluation of the laboratory's ability to make reliable metrological measurements (principally mass, volume, length, and temperature). In her current position, she serves as liaison to the state metrology labs across the country providing general laboratory technical assistance, dissemination of knowledge and training while assisting with the state legal metrology laboratory recognition program.
Additionally, Els serves as Designated Safety Representative (DSR) within OWM by assisting to coordinate NIST safety tasks and supports OWM staff. She assures continued compliance with internal safety policies for the OWM lab metrology training program.
Before coming to NIST, Els worked in state government in the same field of weights and measures with the State of Maryland from 2009 to 2021. She served as Assistant Chief with the Maryland Weights and Measures program and had responsibility for the administration of the state field and lab programs with deep expertise with regards to weights and measures inspections, staff training, laboratory metrology, and weights and measure user community engagement.
ASTM International, formerly American Society for Testing and Materials, Member (2021 to present)
NCSLI International – Member (2021 to present)