R. Stanley Williams
Richard Stanley Williams (born 1951) is research scientist in the field of nanotechnology and a Senior Fellow and the founding director of the Quantum Science Research Laboratory at Hewlett-Packard. He has over 57 patents, with 40 more patents pending. At HP, he led a group that developed a working solid state version of Leon Chua's memristor.
Williams earned a bachelor's degree in chemical physics in 1974 from Rice University and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978. After graduating, he worked at Bell Labs before joining the faculty at UCLA, where he served as a professor from 1980 to 1995. He then joined HP Labs as director of its Information and Quantum Systems Lab.
Awards and honors
- Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology (2000)
- Herman Bloch Medal for Industrial Research (2004)
- Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics (2000)
- Glenn T. Seaborg Medal, UCLA (2007)
- "R. Stanley Williams, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories "Making and Using Functional Nanostructures 2007 Seaborg Symposium"". UCLA. September 2007.
- Sally Addee (May 2008). "The Mysterious Memristor". IEEE Spectrum.
- R. Colin Johnson (2008-04-30). "'Missing link' memristor created: Rewrite the textbooks?". EE Times.
- "Biography". Hewlett-Packard.
- "Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics". Springer Science+Business Media.
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