Roster | Jay Hendricks

Jay Hendricks

Director (2017-2018)
100 Bureau Drive
Mail Stop: 8364
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8364
Tel.: 301-975-4836
E-mail: jay_hendricks @
JAY H. HENDRICKS is a world-class expert in vacuum metrology and technology at NIST, where he leads the activities of the Thermodynamic Metrology Group which maintains the national standards for vacuum metrology, pressure, temperature and humidity.  He has a passion for vacuum science, technology, and metrology education and enjoys working at local (AVS Mid-Atlantic), national (AVS Vacuum Technology Division), and international vacuum societies (IUVSTA).  He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Johns Hopkins University, and his B.S. in chemistry from Penn State University. He started his career at NIST as a post-doctoral fellow, developing and patenting a novel low-temperature CVD. He has now worked at NIST for 20 years, and has over 29 years of vacuum science and technology experience. He currently leads an Innovation in Measurement Science project aimed at re-inventing the realization and dissemination of pressure, temperature, and length through the use of optical Fabry-Perot interferometer cavities. The research aims to fundamentally change the way pressure and vacuum standards are realized and disseminated with high potential for technology transfer to the private sector, and has already resulted in multiple publications, invited talks, and a patent application. His concurrent research efforts focus on novel photonic methods for vacuum gauging and temperature metrology, dynamic measurements, and extreme vacuum production and measurement.  He has authored over 50 papers on vacuum science/ technology/ surface chemistry/ ion-beam laser spectroscopy, presented invited papers and key-note sessions at national and international vacuum symposia, and instructed seminars at the Measurement Science Conference six times in 10 years.  He plays key leadership roles in a variety of national and international vacuum metrology committees, including the CCM Pressure and Vacuum working group, where he is piloting an international key comparison, and the AVS-Mid Atlantic Chapter Executive Committee. He is the Chair of the Vacuum Science and Technology Division of IUVSTA (International Union of Vacuum Science, Technique and Application), has just been named Chair-Elect of the IMEKO TC-16 (an international technical committee for pressure and vacuum metrology) and holds active leadership roles in the, IVC (International Vacuum Congress), and EVC (European Vacuum Congress), and AVS Vacuum Technology Division program planning committees. He received the 2015 NIST French Award for the development of a new vacuum calibration service, and was named an AVS Fellow in 2015.