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Ronald Edward Barks

Ronald Edward Barks, American lab administrator.


  • Barks, Ronald Edward was born on July 6, 1938 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of Clarence Edward and Anna Ethel (Meyer) Barks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Geology, Princeton University, 1960. Master of Arts in Geochemistry, Rice University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Geochemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 1966.

      Postgraduate school industrial management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1977.


    • Senior research engineer Vitrified Products division Norton Company, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1968—1974, assistant director research, 1974—1975, director research and development, 1975—1986. Product manager Vitrified Bonds, Norton Company, 1980—1981, executive consultant, 1986—1988. Director industrial applications office Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, 1988—1992.

      Principal Ronald E. Barks Associates, since 1987. Conductor seminars on research management Clark University, Worcester State College. Captain United States Army Reserve, 1966-1968, Vietnam.


    Vice chairman regional advisory council Quinebaug Valley Community College, 1971—1973, 1983—1986. With technological transfer policy group Department Energy, since 1988. President Thompson (Connecticut) Village Improvement Society, 1970—1972.

    Chairman Thompson Zoning Study Commission, 1972—1974. Fellow: American Ceramic Society (vice president 1992-1993). Member: Association Federal Technology Transfer Executives, Licensing Executives society (faculty member).


    • Married Ruth Cosine, August 27, 1960. Children: James Harold, Jennine Ruth.
    • father: Clarence Edward Barks
    • mother: Anna Ethel (Meyer) Barks
    • spouse: Ruth Cosine
    • children: James Harold Barks
    • Jennine Ruth Barks
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