Julia Scherschligt is a leading expert in vacuum and pressure metrology with over a decade of experience in instrument science. She has an active research program in realizing the quantum pascal at ultra and extreme high vacuum using techniques from atomic physics. In addition, she maintains and operates the leak calibration service, and headed a project to modernize the piston gauge calibration laboratory.
Julia has a background in low-temperature condensed matter physics. She did her graduate research on transport physics of ferromagnetic semiconductors before coming to the National institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2007. She worked for several years in the Condensed Matter Science group at the NIST Center for Neutron Research before joining the Thermodynamic Metrology Group in the Physical Measurement Laboratory.