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Sensing & Measurement

Matthew Staymates: Developing standards for a shoe-screening system

Researchers at NIST are developing measurement techniques for particles collected by airport security systems.

5 August 2013, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201308.01

Matthew Staymates is a mechanical engineer and fluid dynamicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. His research interests focus on improved metrology techniques for the evaluation of trace explosives and narcotics detection technology. Computational fluid dynamics, schlieren imaging, high-speed videography, laser light-sheet flow visualization, and other traditional flow diagnostic methods are used to investigate the performance of current trace detection technology.

His research is also focused on enhancing non-contact aerodynamic sampling in next-generation trace detection equipment. Other specialties and interests include explosive microparticle fabrication, particle release mechanisms, precise material deposition, biomimicry of canine olfaction, vapor sampling optimization, and additive manufacturing/3D printing.