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Walsworth, Ronald

Walsworth, Ronald

Professor
Minta Martin Professor
Director, Quantum Technology Center
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Physics
2218 Kim Engineering Building
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Ronald Walsworth leads an interdisciplinary research group with a focus on developing precision measurement tools and then applying them to problems in both the physical and life sciences.  Two start-up companies have spun out of the Walsworth lab, with others being planned. He is also a Professor in the UMD Department of Physics and Director of the UMD Quantum Technology Center, as well as a Senior Physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.  For an overview of research, personnel, and scholarly products: http://walsworth.physics.harvard.edu/index.html

Education

1991: Ph.D. in Physics, Harvard University

1984: B.S. in Physics, Duke University

Awards and honors

  • Francis Pipkin Award in Precision Measurements, American Physical Society, 2005
  • ​Distinguished Traveling Lecturer, American Physical Society, 2002-present
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2001
  • Smithsonian Institution Exceptional Service Award, 1993
  • Duke University Faculty Scholar Award, 1984

 

Ronald Walsworth Joins UMD’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ronald (Ron) Walsworth joined the University of Maryland in August as a Minta Martin Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and as Director of the Quantum Technology Center.

University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center

The new research center will catalyze the development of high-impact quantum technologies.

American Physical Society (APS)