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Meeting of TC 1.8 "Physical chemistry":

22-23 of May, 2019, VNIIM, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

PTB Headquarter Braunschweig
PTB Headquarter Braunschweig

The institution responsible for measurement standards and scientific metrology in Germany is Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). It is the National Metrology Institute providing scientific and technical services.


President of the PTB: Prof. Dr. Joachim Ullrich

Vice-President: Dr. Roman Schwartz

Member of Presidential Board: Dr. Jörn Stenger



Bundesallee 100, 38116 Braunschweig, Germany


Telephone: +49 531 592 0

Fax: +49 531 592 9292







PTB’s responsibilities are to achieve progress and ensure reliability in the field of metrology for the benefit of society, economy and science with research, measurement and consulting being its main activities.


Working Areas

  • Realisation, reproduction and dissemination of the SI units,
  • Development of national measurement standards,
  • Determination of fundamental constants and exploitation of quantum effects for realising the units
  • Provision of traceable reference materials and determination of material properties,
  • Development of accurate and reliable measurement procedures,
  • Contribution to standardization and technology transfer by consulting and seminars,
  • Pattern evaluations, conformity assessment and consulting,
  • Metrology in commercial transactions, environmental, labour and radiation protection, medicine and safety engineering,
  • Cooperation in European and international metrology organisations as well as with metrology institutes around the world,
  • Technical cooperation with countries with emerging economies
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