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William B. Herrmannsfeldt, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Herrmannsfeldt has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of physics

He is best known as the author of EGUN, a PC program for the design of electron guns.

    LOS ALTOS, CA, October 26, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present William B. Herrmannsfeldt, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Herrmannsfeldt celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A retired physicist, Dr. Herrmannsfeldt spent most of his career working in the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center at Stanford University in Stanford, CA, from the year 1962 until 2006. His specialty is the field of accelerator physics including accelerator systems for high energy physics and the development of radio frequency power sources for accelerators. He is best known as the author of EGUN, a PC program for the design of electron guns.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1953 from Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, he then attended the University of Illinois where he completed a PhD in Nuclear Physics in 1958. From Illinois he moved to New Mexico where he worked in the weapons program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for four years before being offered a position at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Beginning in 1974, he took a two-year hiatus from SLAC to work in the High Energy Physics Program in the Office of Science of the USAEC as acting section leader for accelerators. Returning to SLAC 1976, he remained at the university until retirement in 2006. He was especially involved in the application of accelerators as drivers for Heavy Ion Inertial Confinement Fusion in cooperation with a group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

A fellow of the American Physical Society, Dr. Herrmannsfeldt served on the organization's executive committee for the Division of Physics of Beams for three years and as chairman of that division for one year. He has served as a member of the Fusion Energy Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Fusion Policy Advisory Committee, both for the USDOE. After retiring from SLAC in 2006, he continued to serve on advisory and review committees for accelerator projects at the Los Alamos and Livermore National Laboratories for another decade. In a partnership with his son Glen, who also has a PhD in physics from the University of Illinois, he still maintains a business supporting the EGUN program for users world wide.

During the construction years of the two-mile-long electron accelerator at SLAC, Mr. Herrmannsfeldt was responsible for constructing the laser alignment system capable of aligning the accelerating structure to an accuracy of a tenth of a millimeter. A photograph of him observing the laser image was used in an article in National Geographic Magazine and then later was adapted as a postage stamp in the Celebrate the Century Stamp Series for the decade of the 1960's.

Notably, Dr. Herrmannsfeldt was also included in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Science and Engineering five times between 1994 and 2009. He was married to Marcia Esther Bowman of Akron, Ohio, in 1954. They are proud to be known as Mergers from Miami University and have two sons, Glen living in Seattle and Paul living in Santa Fe.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, William B. Herrmannsfeldt, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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