R. Stanley Williams is an HP Senior Fellow at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and founding Director of the HP Quantum Science Research (QSR) group, with more than 50 scientists and engineers working in areas of fundamental physical sciences.
Established in 1994, QSR is focused on preparing HP for the challenges and opportunities ahead in electronic, photonic and mechanical device technology as features continue to shrink to the nanometer-size scale, where quantum mechanics becomes important.
Williams is one of just five active Senior Fellows of a total technical staff of more than 40,000 at HP. For the past 30 years, his primary scientific research has been in the areas of solid-state chemistry and physics, and their applications to technology. This has evolved into the areas of nanostructures and chemically-assembled materials, with an emphasis on the thermodynamics of size and shape.
Most recently, he has examined the fundamental limits of information and computing, which has led to his current research in nano-electronics and -photonics.