R. Stanley Williams

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R. Stanley Williams
Stan Williams speaking at Brainstorm 2008
Richard Stanley Williams

(1951-10-27) October 27, 1951 (age 71)
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Rice University
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Richard Stanley Williams (born 1951) is a 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.[1] At HP, he led a group that developed a working solid state version of Leon Chua's memristor.[2][3]

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.[4]

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  1. ^ "R. Stanley Williams, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories "Making and Using Functional Nanostructures 2007 Seaborg Symposium"". UCLA. September 2007.
  2. ^ Sally Addee (May 2008). "The Mysterious Memristor". IEEE Spectrum.
  3. ^ R. Colin Johnson (2008-04-30). "'Missing link' memristor created: Rewrite the textbooks?". EE Times.
  4. ^ "Biography". Hewlett-Packard.
  5. ^ "Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics". Springer Science+Business Media.

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