Welcome to my website. I'm Bob Mertens, Ph.D., AKA Dr. Bob, Bob, Robert, Uncle Bob, Dad, Grampa, Great-Grampa, Dr. Mertens, Mr. Mertens, Professor Mertens, and probably a few other things. This web site is owned and operated by GammaPC (which is owned and operated by me). I have a wide array of interests, and I would like to share them with you.
I support my interests with advertising, as you can see on this page. I have a youtube channel, Robert Mertens, which you can take a look at some of my videos on different topics.
There is interesting stuff along with books and stories that you can read (with some advertising to help pay for it). This web site is pretty new, and it is, in its infancy, finally complete (in a skeletal sort of way). I have many things to add to it, so please come back to see what is new! For the most part, I will be adding old stories and new, especially on my gammabooks page.
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Home: A place where you can sit back, relax and pretend that the rest of the world doesn't exist.
Videos: Here you can find videos of some of my adventures in sailing, racoons, gate-building and more.
Nanotechnology: We are beginning explorers in this fantastic new world of the extremely small - the nanoscale.
Gammascopes: We are looking at the use of an amazing material, aluminized Mylar, to make telescope mirrors.
Gammabooks: GammaPC was originally Gamma Publishing Company, which sold books. I still sell books. I'm also putting some of my books online, here, and you can read them free (with advertisements) or download them (commercial-free) to your reading device. Thank you for your readership. Soon, I hope to make them available in paperback/hardcover. Some copies of the TE Theory in hardcover are still available. These are extremely rare books (a single printing), which at one time, sold for upwards of $3,000. I used very high-quality acid-free paper to print them, so they're in mint condition (and new - never opened).
Spray Cooling: This is a subject of considerable research and we presently hold the world record for the highest heat flux through any electron device, an IGBT, at 825 W/cm2.
Services: We provide research, specifically in technical areas.
About Us: Find out who we are - pictures included.
Contact Us: A way to reach us.