Katrice presently serves as Group Leader for the Organic Chemical Metrology Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The group develops and promotes Standard Reference Materials and Data products for organic species in clinical diagnostics and metabolomics, food nutritional labeling, food safety, natural products, and chemical manufacturing and forensics project areas; maintains high resolution mass spectrometry, multidimensional separation procedures, vibrational and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy facilities and expertise for analyses at trace and ultratrace concentration levels; provides advice and measurement services to other government agencies (federal and state), scientific organizations, and American industry; and interacts with international standards organizations and other National Metrology Institutes (NMIs) to establish comparability of measurement capabilities.
Her research directions at NIST had focused on quantitative NMR techniques for the characterization of pure substances as well as organic constituents in biological and natural matrices, in addition to advancing metrologically-sound methods for ensuring chemical traceability. Trained as a research analytical chemist, Katrice has extensive experience in trace-level organic measurement techniques (chromatography-mass spectrometry) and implementation of structure-reactivity/molecular modeling tools to help solve chemical measurement problems. She also has expertise in interlaboratory comparisons and coordination of the Division’s Quality Assurance Programs (QAPs). She also represents NIST in the InterAmerican Metrology System (SIM) and the Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance – Metrology in Chemistry and Biology (CCQM) to develop metrology tools for traceability and to establish equivalence among measurements made by NMIs.