Ron works in the Physical Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, Colorado, USA. His research is in magnetic metrology, magnetic nanoparticles, and superconductor losses. He was the leader of the NIST Magnetics Group and was the chief editor of the Journal of Research of NIST. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society. He was the editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, was the founder and chief editor of IEEE Magnetics Letters, and led the establishment of IEEE Transactions on Quantum Engineering. He received the IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Service Award and the IEEE Council on Superconductivity Max Swerdlow award.