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
Contact: (757) 221-7735 raoutl [at] wm.edu