Elizabeth Donley

Time and Frequency Division Chief

Elizabeth Donley has been with the Time and Frequency Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder Colorado for 18 years and has served as Chief of the Time and Frequency Division since 2018. She received her Ph.D. in the natural sciences from the ETH Zürich, in 2000. Her research experience includes postdoctoral work on Bose-Einstein condensation, the maintenance and development of NIST’s atomic fountain clocks, the design and review of the PARCS atomic clock project designed for the International Space Station, experimental studies on NMR gyroscopes, and the development of compact cold-atom clocks and interferometric inertial sensors.