A world-class expert in low pressure and vacuum metrology, Dr. Hendricks serves as the Deputy Program Manager for NIST on a Chip (NOAC), an innovative approach that seeks to utilize fundamental physics to develop quantum-based sensors and standards. He serves as the Scientific Director of IUVSTA (International Union of Vacuum Science, Technique, and Application) an organization representing nearly 15,000 physicists, chemists, materials scientists, engineers, and technologists who are linked through their common use of vacuum. Dr. Hendricks received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and his B.S. in chemistry from Penn State University. Dr. Hendricks has over 30 years of vacuum science and technology experience and has authored over 60. He is a two-time winner of the US Department of Commerce Gold Medal, one of which was for an innovative quantum-based pressure standard.
Dr. Hendricks has demonstrated leadership and chairs national and international vacuum standards meetings and symposia. His leadership is nationally and internationally recognized and is sought out on a variety of vacuum standards meetings and symposia program committees. He currently serves as the Chair of IMEKO TC16, AVS Recommended Practices Committee, and AVS Publication Committee.