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Laminar-flow cleanroom inventor honored posthumously by National Inventors Hall of Fame

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The inventor of the modern cleanroom, Willis Whitfield, will be honored posthumously by the National Inventors Hall of Fame for a technology that revolutionized manufacturing in electronics and pharmaceuticals, made hospital operating rooms safer and advanced space exploration. Whitfield, the son of Texas cotton farmers who became a physicist, retired from Sandia […]