Title and Description Page
Childhood and Education 1
Growing up in Roswell, New Mexico. Interest in radio and television repair in high school. Obtaining ROTC scholarship to attend UCLA. Earned master's degree at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. Working in the medical school with Marcel Verzeano. The University of California at Berkeley. Writing his dissertation.
Joining the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in 1968. Building an NMR box. Developing an atomic fluorescence spectrometer. Initial involvement with ESCA instrumentation. David A. Shirley. Attending PITTCON conferences.
Reflections on Hewlett-Packard 9
HP's acquisition of the F&M Scientific Corporation. HP's work with GC/MS instruments. James L. Waters. Discussion of HP's gamble with ESCA techonolgy. Kai Seigbahn's involvement with HP's ESCA program. Becoming engineering manager of ESCA project in 1971. Industrial clients of the ESCA instrument. The ESCA market.
After HP 15
Working at Surface Science Laboratories. Surviving without HP's machine division. Marketing Surface Science products. Robert L. Cheney. Description of 1981 instrument. Merging with the Kevex Corporation.
Current work at Stanford University. Reflections on the impact of ESCA during his career. Discussing the importance of innovation.