Ronald Walsworth has focused on developing precision measurement tools and then applying them to problems in both the physical and life sciences. He received his B.S. in Physics from Duke University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard University. Walsworth is the recipient of the Francis Pipkin Award in Precision Measurements of American Physical Society, the Smithsonian Institution Exceptional Service Award and the Duke University Faculty Scholar Award. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Professor in the UMD Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering.