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Optical Properties of Materials


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Sensor Science Division

RO# Location
50.68.51.B7542 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Burnett, John H. 301.975.2679
Germer, Thomas Avery 301.975.2876
Grantham, Steven E. 301.975.5528
Hanssen, Leonard M. 301.975.2344
Litorja, Maritoni 301.975.8095
Miller, C. Cameron 301.975.4713
Patrick, Heather Jean 301.975.4684
Shirley, Eric L. 301.975.2349


Research opportunities are available to advance the measurement of properties of materials from the terahertz to extreme ultraviolet for applications in remote sensing, nanoscale science, microelectronics, photonics, color and appearance, medical imaging, homeland security, and defense. State-of-the-art research instruments are available for accurate measurement of such optical properties as reflectance, transmittance, scattering, emittance, and fluorescence in a variety of geometries using laser, lamp, and blackbody radiation sources. Specialized capabilities exist for light scattering ellipsometry, index of refraction, optical grating scatterometry, bidirectional optical scattering and reflectometry, polarimetry, spectroscopy, emissometry, and retroreflectometry. We are interested in efforts that develop new or improved measurement capabilities, standards, or applications.

For more information, see

Reflectance; Transmittance; Spectroscopy; Optical scattering; Refractive index; Scatterometry; Fluorescence; Absorptance; Emittance; Emissivity; THz; Ellipsometry; BRDF; Polarimetry; Reflectometry; Photonics; Imaging; Refraction; Color; Appearance; Diffuse; Blackbody; Bidirectional; Spectrophotometer; Retroreflection; Terahertz; Infrared; Ultraviolet; Birefringence


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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