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Ron Enstrom used finite-element computer modeling to analyze and solve the problem of premature cracking in the steel rod used to cut the center hole during VideoDisc pressing. His technique was also used to model the amount of force required on the outside of a VideoDisc caddy for the inside of the caddy to make contact with and abrade the grooved surface of the disc.
Ronald E. Enstrom received the S.B., S.M., and Sc.D. degrees in metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1957, 1962, and 1963, respectively. From 1957 to 1960 he worked at Union Carbide and Nuclear Metals, Inc., on materials for high-temperature oxidation resistance and nuclear fuel elements, respectively. At M.l.T., his doctoral thesis focused on the metallurgy and superconductivity of the three compounds in the Nb-Sn system, and at RCA Laboratories he was instrumental in making Nb3 Sn ribbon a practical high field magnet material. Later he worked on the vapor phase synthesis and characterization of a large number of III-V compounds for high-power rectifier, microwave oscillator and amplifier, laser, LED, transistor, varactor, diode, and infrared-sensitive negative-electron-affinity photocathode applications. In addition to continuing III-V compound growth research, he has recently worked on the mechanical properties of silicon wafers and sapphire fibers on the solution of stress distributions in new design kinescope tubes using finite element computer analysis methods, on glass technology, and on high conductivity polyacetylene. He received RCA Laboratories Achievement Awards in 1966 and 1972, and a David Sarnoff Outstanding Team Achievement Award in 1967. In 1969, he was appointed a Research Leader in the Semiconductor Materials Research Group. He spent the 1973-1974 academic year at the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, on a European Study Fellowship.
Dr. Enstrom is a member of Sigma Xi, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, the American Physical Society, The Electrochemical Society, the American Association for Crystal Growth, and is a senior member of IEEE.
- RCA 1978 Company Biography
Ron Enstrom received the S.B., S.M., and Sc.D. degrees from M.I.T. in 1957, 1962, and 1963 respectively. All degrees were awarded in the field of metallurgy. He joined RCA Laboratories in 1963 where his research has included superconducting materials and devices, glass technology, polymer processing, and high-conductivity polymers, metallurgy, and finite-element computer modeling of semiconductor, VideoDisc, and kinescope-related problems. His research has resulted in three RCA Laboratories Achievement Awards, in 1965, 1972, and 1983, and a David Sarnoff Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in 1967.
- RCA 1982 Company Biography
In 2002, Ron Enstrom was Operations Manager for Advanced Display Systems at Sarnoff Corporation.
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