Ron Outlaw is a Research Professor in Applied Science at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and was formerly a Senior Scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center. He received his doctorate in Materials Science at Virginia Tech and did post doctoral work at MIT. His early work was in UHV systems and gauge design, physical adsorption, metal hydride secondary standards, orbiting molecular shield concepts, space processing, thin film growth of semiconductor materials, hydrogen transport and UHV generation of atomic oxygen and hydrogen. Present work includes the development of advanced vacuum instrumentation and electron emission sources. He has published over 100 technical articles and holds six patents.  His latest book, “Ultrahigh Vacuum Design and Practice” is available from AVS here.


Address: W&M Dept. of Applied Science, McGlothlin-Street Hall, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795.


Contact: (757) 221-7735  raoutl [at]

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