Dr. Lizbeth Laureano-Pérez has served as the Co-coordinator of the SRM program in the Radioactivity Group and Radiation Physics Division (RPD), Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) since June 2005. She has effectively supported the production and standardization of standard reference materials (SRM's) from production to standardization. Her work includes the preparation of SRMs, radioactive solutions and sources for measurement in different methods. Her focus is in the standardization of various radionuclides, using 4παβ liquid scintillation (LS) spectrometry and CIEMAT/NIST method. Her thorough experimental work and investigation skills have led to the publication of technical papers and have been instrumental in the issuance of complete and accurate standardization/certification of SRMs. Lizbeth also has assisted Group colleagues in various projects from environmental to nuclear medicine and participated as NIST lead in several important and significant international measurement comparisons.
Lizbeth received recognition in May 2006 for her guidance and leadership in upgrading and reinvigorating the Radioactivity SRM program resulting in increased productivity; in December 2008 NIST Bronze Medal Award, "For the revitalization and expansion of the NIST radioactive SRM program" and in October 2010 for exceptional efforts, leadership and exemplary technical skills in NIST's participation in the international comparison of the activity of 241Pu.