Morton Antler Lecture

The Morton Antler Lecture is an annual lecture given at the IEEE Holm Conference on a topic of special interest to the electrical contact community. This lecture series was established in honor of Dr. Morton Antler, a long time member of the Holm Steering Committee and participant in the Holm Conference. Dr. Antler was a distinguished scientist and lecturer in the fields of electrical contacts, tribology, corrosion, and electrodeposition.

2002 Morton Antler Lecture

The Role of Electroplates in Contact Reliability

By William H. Abbott
Battelle Columbus Division
Columbus, Ohio

William Abbott has over 35 years of engineering and research experience in the field of electrical contacts and materials. He is currently a Program Manager at the Engineering Mechanics group of Battelle. His work includes activities in materials for low energy contacts, connections for aluminum wire and cable, effects of operating environments on electronics, and corrosion. He made significant contri b utions to the development of tests and standards for environmental testing, U.S. national standard, ISA SP71.04, and Flowing Mixed Gas Test methods. Mr. Abbott is also a recipient of both the Ragnar Holm Scientific Achievement Award and Armington Recogni tion Award. He is also a lecturer for the Intensive Course on Electrical Contacts.

Past Morton Antler Lectures:
2002 - William Abbott

Nomination of Lecturers

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