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Nicholas Barbosa (Fed)

MML Senior Scientific Advisor

Research Interests:

Application of microtechnology/MEMS for investigating materials properties and performance; mechanical properties of thin films and sub-micrometer structures; interconnect reliability; mechanical and thermomechanical fatigue; scanning probe microscopy including scanning thermal microscopy; electron microscopy; combined technique development (in-situ experimentation);

Professional Affiliations:

Versailles Project on Advanced Materials and Standards (VAMAS)

World Materials Research Institutes Forum (WMRIF)

Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx)

Materials Research Society (MRS)

American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM)


Professional Activities:

Organizing Committee, International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS) Device Packaging Conference Workshop on MEMS and Associated Microsystems (2008 to 2010)


Awards and Honors:

NIST - National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005 to 2007)

United States Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (2008)




True as Steel

NIST helps to ensure the quality of steel, one of the most widely traded commodities on the planet. The Material Measurement Lab at NIST makes certified


Workshop Report: Standards and Performance Metrics for On-Road Autonomous Vehicles

Craig I. Schlenoff, Suzanne Lightman, Vinh Nguyen, Prem Rachakonda, Tao Zhang, Omar Aboul-Enein, Nicholas Barbosa, C Cameron Miller, Daniel Sawyer, Ann Virts
On-road autonomous vehicles are expected to significantly influence key aspects of everyday life. However, these complex systems can pose a safety risk in the

Space Commerce Workshop Report

Michelle S. Stephens, Nicholas Barbosa, Leah R. Kauffman, Rebecca Dorch, Marcus Holzinger
The Department of Commerce (DOC) Boulder Laboratories (consisting of the National Institute for Standards and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Created August 27, 2019, Updated July 13, 2023