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Ping-Shine Shaw

Dr. Shaw received his Ph.D in physics from Columbia University in 1989 at the Microelectronics Sciences Laboratories studying surface adsorbed layers on semiconductors. He was an Associate Research Scientist at Columbia Astrophysics Laboratory, Columbia University, from 1989 to 1993. While there, he was a co-investigator on the Stellar X-Ray Polarimeter for the Spectrum-X-Gamma satellite mission. Dr. Shaw joined NIST in 1993 as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate working primarily on x-ray technology and synchrotron radiation. Since 1995 he has been a physicist at NIST studying ultraviolet and visible radiometry.


  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1993
  • Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 2008

Research Interests:

  • Synchrotron radiation based radiometry
  • UV optical metrology
  • UV-Visible material characterization


SURF III: A flexible Synchrotron Radiation Source for Radiometry and Research

Uwe Arp, Charles W. Clark, Lu Deng, Nadir S. Faradzhev, Alex P. Farrell, Mitchell L. Furst, Steven E. Grantham, Edward W. Hagley, Shannon B. Hill, Thomas B. Lucatorto, Ping-Shine Shaw, Charles S. Tarrio, Robert E. Vest
The calculability of synchrotron radiation (SR) makes electron storage rings wonderful light sources for radiometry. The broadband nature of SR allows coverage


Uwe Arp, Zhigang Li, Ping-Shine Shaw, Mathias Richter, Roman Klein, Wolfgang Paustian, Reiner Thornagel
We report on a successful bilateral inter-comparison between the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the National Institute of Standards and
Created March 26, 2019