Robert William Hamilton Jr
- Category : 1930-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (19,41,48,55)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Consciousness 2
American physiologist known for his work in hyperbaric physiology.
He served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean War and Vietnam, earning the rank of Major and the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, and other decorations.
Hamilton left the Air Force with and moved to Buffalo, New York, in 1964, where he met Heinz Schreiner and began his work on the undersea world as a scientist and director of the Ocean Systems environmental physiology and diving research lab in Tarrytown, New York.
Hamilton investigated the effects of gases in hyperbaric and hypobaric environments which led to the development of decompression modelling tools and operational procedures for divers, astronauts, hyperbaric chambers, and tunnel and caisson workers, and was both the physiologist and test subject on the first manned laboratory saturation diving to the continental shelf pressure of 12 ATA (200 msw) in 1965.
He died on 16 September 2011.