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Michael Gaitan (Assoc)

Michael Gaitan Ph.D. is an electrical engineer specializing in MEMS and microfluidic device technologies. His current research focus is now on the development of new primary calibration methods and standards for MEMS-based triaxial accelerometers and gyroscopes. As these inertial sensor technologies reached maturity and commercial significance, Dr. Gaitan transitioned the focus of his work from device research towards the development of primary calibration methods, motivated by industrial needs in testing and calibration documented by the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. From 2009-2019 he chaired the MEMS & Sensors Working Group of iNEMI and ITRS and published their industrial roadmaps. He served as Chair of the Strategic Planning Working Group of the Consultative Committee for Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration, Chair of ISO TC 108 on Mechanical vibration, shock, and condition monitoring, and Chair of SIM MWG-9 on Acoustics, Ultrasound and Vibration. Dr. Gaitan also served as the PML representative on NIST’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and a certified Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) overseeing the performance of contracts and large equipment procurements in the Quantum Measurement Division. He has published over 100 journal research papers and 15 patents in the fields of semiconductor electronics, MEMS, and microfluidic technologies.


Patents (2018-Present)


NIST Inventors
Michael Gaitan , Benjamin Reschovsky and Akobuije Chijioke
patent description Our results show that this approach is immediately useful as a tool for characterizing the bandwidth of an LDV as a system together with its acquisition and control electronics and amplifiers. Our future work is focused on further improvements on the system design and carrying out
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022