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June W. Lau

Staff Physicist

I am a staff scientist and principal investigator at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Gaithersburg Maryland. I began my career at NIST as a postdoc in January 2006. Since then, my research focus has been magnetic materials, and more recently, electron microscopy. I am an active member and volunteer in IEEE-Magnetic Society and APS-GMAG, having held many volunteer positions.

Recently, much of my attention was focused on building a new instrument at NIST: a laser-free stroboscopic TEM. This is a collaboration with Brookhaven National Lab, EuclidTech Lab, Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions (IDES), and JEOL. Our concept paper was first published in 2015. And right now, we are busy building one of two first prototype, right here at NIST.


















Rogue grain, TEM analysis of a single rogue grain responsible for lowering the switching field in a Co/Pd nanodot.

TEM analysis of a single rogue grain responsible for lowering the switching field in a Co/Pd nanodot.




























Polycrystalline OOMMF

Full polycrystalline treatment of coupled grains with OOMMF




























PEGylation of zinc nanoparticles amplifies their ability to enhance olfactory responses to odorant

Melissa Singletary, Samantha Hagerty, Shinichiro Muramoto, Yasmine Daniels, William A. MacCrehan, Gheorghe Stan, June W. Lau, Oleg Pustovyy, Ludmila Globa, Edward E. Morrison, Iryna Sorokulova, Vitaly Vodyanoy
Responses of olfactory sensory neurons to odorants are intensely enhanced with the addition of small endogenous and engineered zinc nanoparticles, as shown by
Created October 9, 2019