R. Stanley Williams

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

(1951-10-27) October 27, 1951 (age 69)
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Rice University
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Los Angeles

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.[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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