A classic team player, he received many awards for solving "impossible" materials problems.
Often these required interdisciplinary skills crossing into many domains. As an example of this,
he and Dick Williams worked together on corona discharge inside of satellites. Dick Williams,
physicist and chief research scientist, analyzed the static generation and dissipation mechanisms,
with a possible approach to the problem. William took and put Dick's ideas into action with a
series of prototypes, arranged sample test discharges, and proved the best application of them
into a usable manufacturing process. They shared the spotlight for a novel solution, which until
then limited the power of TWT transmitters on satellites, due to breakdown voltage.