Jared Strait is a scientist in the Mass and Force Group within the Quantum Measurement Division. He received a B.A. in Physics from Williams College and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. For his doctoral research, he used terahertz spectroscopy to study the ultrafast electron dynamics and conductive properties of low-dimensional materials and plasmonic microstructures. For his postdoctoral research in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division at NIST, Jared worked with Amit Agrawal and Henri Lezec to investigate plasmonic devices and probe the nature of momentum transfer in light-metal interactions. In the Mass and Force Group, Jared works to advance metrology in the fields of dynamic force, vibrations, and acoustics.