Ronald C. Hamlin
Ronald C. Hamlin
President/CEO Area Detector Systems Corporation
Institution and Location Degree Conferred Field of Study
University of California, Riverside B.S. 1968 Physics
University of California, San Diego M.S. 1970 Physics
University of California, San Diego Ph.D. 1975 Physics
Research and Professional Experience
1967-1968 Undergraduate Research Assistant, film scanner, high energy
particle physics bubble chamber photographs.
1968-1970 NSF Trainee (a type of fellowship), Department of Physics,
University of California, San Diego.
1970-1975 Research Assistant, Department of Physics, developing the first
practical multiwire proportional counter adapted for use as an area
detector in protein X-ray crystallography. This was my Ph.D. project.
1975-1983 Assistant Research Physicist, Department of Physics, University of
California, San Diego. Operation and X-ray detector development
work associated with the NIH Research resource Facility for X-ray
data collection. This facility did protein X-ray crystallography data
collection for U.S. users. Data collection time at this facility was
granted by a committee of respected U.S. crystallographers who
met once per year. This facility was the first in the world where
X-ray diffraction data could routinely be collected on two
dimensional position sensitive (i.e., "area") detectors.
1983-1986 Associate Research Physicist, Department of Biology, University of
California, San Diego. The design of the multiwire counter area
detector had stabilized to the point that a commercial version
appeared to be feasible. There was a considerable demand for this
commercial version from crystallographers who had used the NIH
Research Resource. I started Area Detector Systems Corporation
in 1983 as a part time venture.
1986-present Full time President/CEO, Area Detector Systems Corporation.