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Ping-Shine Shaw (Fed)

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

Selected Publications

Ultraviolet Characterization of Integrating Spheres

Ping-Shine Shaw, Zhigang Li, Uwe Arp, Keith R. Lykke
We have studied the performance of integrating spheres in the ultraviolet (UV) with wavelengths as short as 200 nm. Two techniques were used for this study



Yuqin Zong, Ping-Shine Shaw, Joseph Rice, C Cameron Miller
To shorten the long calibration chain when using the conventional source-based approach and therefore to reduce spectroradiometer's calibration uncertainty, we
Created March 26, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022