Dr. Germer, a researcher in the field of optics at surfaces, has been at NIST since 1992. His main interests involve the measurement and interpretation of light scattering from surfaces, optical polarization measurements, optics of structured surfaces, optical imaging theory, and general spectrophotometry.
He has received the Department of Commerce Bronze and Silver Medals, the NIST Chapter of Sigma Xi Young Scientist Award, and is a Fellow member of SPIE.
Optical Scattering from Surfaces
Bidirectional Optical Scattering Facility
Optical Scattering Software
SCATMECH: Polarized Light Scattering C++ Class Library
Modeled Integrated Scatter Tool (MIST)
Optical Grating Scatterometry
Focused beam spectroscopic ellipsometer
Nanoscale Optical Imaging