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Bill P. Curry, Consulting Physicist: 45 years experience in Applied Physics

Specialties:

Light scattering: scattering from particles, particle diagnostics, inverse scattering
Electromagnetics: electron & ion optics, charged particle beams, EM propagation, X-ray tube electron optical design, health hazards of RF radiation

Experience and Employment:

2005-present
Consultant on X-ray tube electron optics for Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM. Area source

2004-present
Consultant on X-ray tube electron optics for Thermo Ramsey Corp., Minneapolis, MN. Design alterations

2001-present
Consultant on X-ray tube electron optics for Brand X-Ray, Inc., Addison, IL. Design of specialized tubes

1998
Consultant on gas chromatography electrode fields for Microsensor Technology, Inc., Fremont, CA.

1996-1997
Consultant on X-ray tube electron optics for Rayex, Inc, Gaithersburg, MD. Design of prototype novel CT scanner tube

1995-1997
Consultant on X-ray tube electron optics for Dunlee, Inc. Aurora, IL. Analysis of design of CT scanner tube & suggested alterations

1994-1995
Consultant on smoke detectors for Pittway Corp. Research Lab.

1989-1994
Staff Member Engineering Physics Div., Argonne National Lab. Charged particle beam aberrations & large ion source simulation Co-developer of published ion extraction region simulation model

1987-1989
Staff Member Engineering Div., Argonne National Laboratory Modeled laser induced ablation of unusual composite materials

1981-1987
Sr. Res. Engineer Calspan Field Services, Inc., Arnold AF Stn, TN Laser scattering particle diagnostics, size inversion techniques Simulations for degraded visibility weapons sensor test facility

1976-1980
Sr. Physicist Sverdrup/ARO inc., Arnold AF Stn, TN Laser scattering particle and flow diagnostics, Simulation model for nuclear X-ray EMP satellite electronics tests

1973-1976
Research Scientist/Pgm Mgr. STD Research Corp., Arcadia, CA 2 and 3 dimensional modeling of MHD energy conversion systems

1968-1973
Staff Member Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, CA Nuclear Readiness Program, sputtering, debris sampler calculations
Pulsed chemical laser & multiquantum vibrational relaxation models
Model for X-ray production in energetic ion-atom collisions

1966-1968
Staff Member Physics International Co., San Leandro, CA Co-author of Army report on nuclear weapon phenomena

1960-1966
Research Engineer ARO Inc., Arnold, AF Stn., TN Plasma kinetics and nonequilibrium conduction, AF MHD systems Pressure fluctuations on missiles, shock wave oscillations

Honors:

Listed in American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, & Who's Who in the Midwest

Patent:

In-Situ Small Particle Diagnostics,US Patent # 4,679,939

Education:

  • 1959 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Physics, AB

  • 1965 University of Tenn. Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN, Physics, MS

  • 1990 Kennedy-Western University, Agoura Hills, CA, EE, Ph.D.

Publications:

More than 66 publications, including 9 papers in refereed journals

Selected Publications:

  1. "Simple Optics Description of the Plasma Sheath and Plasma Electrode Region" (with C.L. Fink), Proc. of Sixth International Symposium on Production and Neutralization of Negative Ions and Beams, Brookhaven, N.Y. (1992)
  2. "An Ion-Source Model for First-Order Beam Dynamic Codes" (with C.L. Fink), Proc. of 1993 Particle Accelerator Conference, Washington, D.C. (1993)
  3. "Electron Optics Aspects of X-Ray Tube Design," (with A. Taylor), presented at the International Conference on Plasma Sciences (ICOPS) 97, San Diego, California (May 1997)
  4. " Calculations of X-Ray Tube Focal Spot Characteristics," (with A. Taylor), presented at the International Scientific Conference on Electromagnetics in Medicine (EMMED) 97, Chicago, Illinois (Nov. 1997)

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