Ernest Ambler

Ernest Ambler
Ernest Ambler was born in Bradford, England on November 20, 1923. He received his D.Phil degree from Oxford University in 1953 and joined the Cryogenic Physics Section of the National Bureau of Standards the same year. Dr. Ambler held several administrative positions of increasing responsibility at NBS until his retirement in 1989; he served as the Director of NBS from 1978 to 1988 and was Acting Under Secretary for Technology in the Department of Commerce 1988-89.

Dr. Ambler’s awards include the Arthur S. Flemming Award, the John Price Wetherill Medal from the Franklin Institute, the Samuel Wesley Stratton Award, and the President’s Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service.


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