Dr. James Kushmerick is Director of the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he is responsible for the maintenance, development, and dissemination of the U.S. national measurement standards system, and he oversees NIST’s world-class programs in quantum information science, neuromorphic computing, and quantum measurement standards. He also directs the full suite of NIST calibration services in dimensional, electromagnetic, ionizing radiation, mechanical, optical, thermodynamic, and time and frequency metrology.
Dr. Kushmerick received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University. Following postdoctoral research at Sandia National Laboratories, and four years as a Research Chemist at the Naval Research Laboratory, Jim joined the NIST staff in 2005 to continue his research on nanoscale electronics. His research focused on probing the fundamentals of charge transport in nanoscale systems by exploiting in situ electronic and vibronic spectroscopies. He has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and holds four patents in the areas of directed assembly of nanoscale devices and monolayer-based nanoscale switches.