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Steven Grantham (Fed)

Steve Grantham received his Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida's Center for Research and Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL). His graduate research involved the study and application of short pulse laser produced plasmas. He is currently in a lead role of the Physical Measurement Laboratory’s team for development of the Additive Manufacturing Metrology Testbed (AMMT) and the Temperature and Emittance of Melts, Powders and Solids (TEMPS) system.

Research InterestS

  • Laser-matter interactions

  • Additive manufacturing

  • Emittance and temperature measurement

  • EUV reflectometry

  • EUV radiometry


  • NIST Colleagues’ Choice Award 2015
  • Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 2013
  • William P. Slichter Award, 2007
  • Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 2004


Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022