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mechanical engineer

Ronald Lynn Adams, American mechanical engineer. Achievements include developed theoretical model of drop on demand ink jet; founder/director development solid ink printer business and technical; developed theory of heat transfer in fluidized beds. Completed preliminary theoretical and experimental investigations of unique reentry vehicle.

Background

Adams, Ronald Lynn was born on April 27, 1948 in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. Son of Charles Clifford and Nellie Marie (Beckner) Adams.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy, Oregon State University, 1977. Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972.

Career

Research engineer Aerophys. Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1972;research staff member Lincoln Labs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bedford, 1977-1979;professor mechanic engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1979-1986;director of hard copy applied research, Tektronix Laboratory, Wilsonville, Oregon, 1984-1987;director Research and Development Color Printing and Imaging Division, Tektronix Laboratory, Wilsonville, Oregon, 1987-1995;vice president technical color printing and imaging division, Tektronix Laboratory, Wilsonville, Oregon, 1995-1998;dean College Engineering, Oregon State University, Crovallis, since 1998. Member of advisory board Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1992-1998.

Member review panel National Research Council National Academy Sciences and Engineering, Washington, 1987, 95-.

Achievements

  • Achievements include developed theoretical model of drop on demand ink jet. Founder/director development solid ink printer business and technical. Developed theory of heat transfer in fluidized beds.

    Completed preliminary theoretical and experimental investigations of unique reentry vehicle.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Patentee in field. Contributor chapter in book and articles to professional journals.

Membership

First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1972-1975. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Imaging Science and Technology.

Connections

Married Judy Anne Shelton, August 12, 1967. Children: Wendi Lynn, Ronald Lynn World War II.

father:
Charles Clifford Adams

mother:
Nellie Marie (Beckner) Adams

spouse:
Judy Anne Shelton

child:
Wendi Lynn Adams

child:
Ronald Lynn World War II Adams