Michael de Podesta, Jifeng Qu, Roger Atkinson, Gregory F. Strouse & Boris Khlevnoy
Plenary I – THE DEFINITION OF THE KELVIN IN THE NEW SI: ITS RATIONALE, IMPLEMENTATION AND IMPLICATIONS
Michael de Podesta received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Physics from Sussex University in 1981 and a D.Phil. in Helicon Wave Studies in Potassium in 1985. After postdoctoral work at Bristol University, he was appointed a lecturer at Birkbeck College, London, in 1987 and moved to University College London in 1997. In 2000 he took up his current position at the NPL specialising in temperature measurement. In 2009 he was awarded M.B.E. for Services to Science.
He sits on the BIPM Working Group for Contact Thermometry and Task groups for the Environment and Kelvin redefinition. He is a member of World Meteorological Organisation Commission on Instruments and Methods of Observations Expert Groups A2 and C1 and sits on the Steering Committee of the International Surface Temperature Initiative. In 2013 his team published a low-uncertainty measurement of thle Boltzmann constant and in 2016 they published low-uncertainty estimates of T – T90.
Plenary II – THE STATUS AND FUTURE OF JOHNSON NOISE THERMOMETRY
Jifeng Qu was born in Xi’an, China, on December 16, 1978. He received the B.S. degree in materials physics and the Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2001 and 2006, respectively.
During April 2007–October 2009, he was a Guest Researcher on the Johnson Noise Thermometry Program with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO, investigating electronic nonlinearity using superconducting quantum-based voltage sources.
In November 2009, he joined the National Institute of Metrology, China, where he works on Johnson noise thermometry and quantum voltage standard. He is currently focusing on measurement of the Boltzmann constant with quantum-voltage-calibrated Johnson noise thermometry.
Plenary III – TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS FOR MONITORING CLIMATE CHANGE
Roger Atkinson holds an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering (University of Melbourne, 1976), a Graduate Diploma in Meteorology (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1978) and a Doctorate of Science in Meteorology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993).
He has worked in the field of meteorology for almost forty years, first for the Australian Government and more recently for the World Meteorological Organization. In that time he has gained experience in many areas, including weather forecasting, synoptic analysis and prediction, hydrometeorology, numerical weather prediction and ozone research.
Over the last two decades he has specialized in meteorological observations science and strategic planning of observing networks and programmes.
Plenary IV – THERMAL MEASUREMENT CHALLENGES IN ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
Gregory F. Strouse is the Associate Director for Measurement Services of the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and is a member of the board responsible for assessments of the NIST Quality System. Since joining NIST in 1988, he has become a leading expert in temperature measurement and the realization and dissemination of the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS?90).
He has designed and built up several new world-class facilities including laboratories for the calibration of standard platinum resistance thermometers, thermocouples and industrial thermometers, and he is a NVLAP technical and lead assessor.
His current research interests include NIST-on-a-Chip embedded sensors, cold-chain management for vaccines, dynamic pressure sensors and standards, Johnson noise thermometry, acoustic gas thermometry, realization of the Boltzmann
constant, photonic pressure standards and sensors, and development of alternative thermometers.
Plenary V – ADVANCES AND PROSPECTS IN HIGH TEMPERATURE RADIOMETRY
Boris Khlevnoy graduated from the physical department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1985, and was awarded his PhD degree in metrology in 2001. Since 1985 he has been working at the All-Russian Research Institute for Optical and Physical Measurements (VNIIOFI), where he is responsible for national standards of spectral radiance and spectral irradiance.
With his colleagues he developed a set of high-temperature blackbodies and furnaces, which are widely used for radiometric and temperature measurements at VNIIOFI and some other NMIs worldwide.
He has contributed to development of methods of measuring the thermodynamic temperature of a blackbody and to developing and investigating HTFPs, including the determination of their thermodynamic temperatures.
He is a co-opted member of CCT-WG-NCT, represents Russia in CCPR WC on key comparisons and leads a COOMET TC on photometry and radiometry.
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