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Therese A. Butler (Assoc)

Terrie began her career at NBS in the area of atomic spectroscopy and primarily in trace-level elemental measurements using atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy. Subsequently in 1986, her emphasis moved into the development of elemental solution standards (the Spectrometric Solution Program), an area in which she has worked for the last 30 years. She has been involved in the certification of approximately 1000 SRMs over her career at NBS/NIST and is the author or co-author of over 25 peer-reviewed publications in these areas.


  • NBS/NIST Certificates of Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the Development of Standard Reference Materials, 1985, 1991

Membership and Professional Activities:

  • American Chemical Society
  • Iota Sigma Pi
  • Society for Applied Spectroscopy


Certification of Beryllium Mass Fraction in SRM 1877 Beryllium Oxide Powder Using High-Performance Inductively-Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry with Exact Matching

Michael R. Winchester, Gregory C. Turk, Therese A. Butler, Thomas J. Oatts, Charles Coleman, Donald Nadratowski, Ritu Sud, Mark D. Hoover, Aleksandr B. Stefaniak
High-Performance Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (HP-ICP-OES) was used to certify the Be mass fraction in National Institute of

Preparation and Characterization of a Suite of Ephedra-Containing Standard Reference Materials

Katherine E. Sharpless, David L. Anderson, Therese A. Butler, J. M. Betz, Douglas A. Howell, S. G. Capar, J. Cheng, C. Fraser, G. Gardner, T. Ihara, J. W. Lam, Stephen E. Long, Elizabeth A. Mackey, M. McCooeye, Karen E. Murphy, W. R. Mindak, S. Mitvalsky, Karen W. Phinney, Barbara J. Porter, A. NguyenPho, Lane C. Sander, M. C. Roman, Mary B. Satterfield, Jeanice M. Brown Thomas, C. Scriver, R. E. Sturgeon, Robert D. Vocke Jr., Stephen A. Wise, Laura J. Wood, James H. Yen, L. Yang, G. C. Ziobro
Created October 9, 2019, Updated October 24, 2022