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Angela R Hight Walker

Research Scientist, Physical Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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About Angela

Dr. Hight Walker is a senior scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she began her career as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow.   Her research focuses on advancing optical spectroscopies and their applicability to characterize quantum nanomaterials.  Her research team has developed unique hyphenated techniques such as magneto-Raman, where samples are probed as a function of laser wavelength, temperature, magnetic field and back gating.  These novel capabilities probe the underlying photophysics of materials, resulting in over 170 publications. An issue of great importance to Angela is encouraging the young and underresourced to participate in science.  Through demonstrations and lectures, she activity engages in promoting the excitement of science.  Recruiting, supporting, and mentoring students and postdoctoral researchers is a passion.  Angela co-organized two Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWIPs) in 2014 and 2020.


Physics Lab, National Institue of Standards and Technology, 10/1994 - 10/1996


Chemical Physics, Wesleyan University, 09/1994


Chemistry, Capital University, 05/1990

Interested in
  • Mentoring
  • Speaking
  • Research Experience
  • Professional Service (e.g. review panels)
  • Science Outreach
  • Consulting
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement
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