A team of molecular electronics researchers at HP (NYSE:HPQ) has been named by
Scientific American magazine as one of the Scientific American
50 -- the noted magazine's first list recognizing scientific
and technological contributions from the past year that
provide a vision of a better future.
R. Stanley Williams, HP
Fellow and director, Quantum Science Research (QSR) in HP Labs, and two members of his
team, Yong Chen and computer architect Philip J. Kuekes, were
named jointly as Research Leader in Manufacturing for their
work in advancing molecular electronics and nano-imprint
lithography. Also named was James R. Heath, current UCLA
professor, whose group collaborates with QSR.
HP has achieved
important results and been granted key patents in techniques
that could make practical the fabrication of molecular-scale
Announced today, the Scientific American 50 makes its debut
in the magazine's December issue, appearing on newsstands Nov.
Said Editor-in-chief John Rennie: "Scientific American's
editors wanted to recognize some of the most outstanding
visionaries who are advancing technology and guaranteeing a
bright future for all of us."
"We're delighted to be recognized by a publication of the
stature of Scientific American and to be included in such a
prestigious assemblage," said Williams. "The achievements
we've produced so far are the result of a real team effort
within our group. Everyone in QSR has contributed, directly or
indirectly, and deserves to share in the credit for this
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