Focus on a Career Engineer
New York City, October 15, 1907
Public School System, Newark, New Jersey
B.Sc. (Physics), University of Virginia, 1930
M.Sc. (Physics), Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1942
D.Sc. (Honorary), Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1961
1970—1972, Director, Technology, RCA Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey. Coordinated engineering and development program throughout the corporation with special emphasis on electronic components, solid-state devices and electron tubes. Retired October 31, 1972.
1965—1969, Corporate Research and Engineering Staff, RCA Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey. Liaison between corporate divisions and RCA Laboratories; headed development group on graphic systems for part of the time; also involved in color television, microwaves, education, engineering and research management, and patent consulting.
1959—1964, Vice President, Research, Varian Associates, Palo Alto, California. Overall advisory responsibility for research and development at Varian, and direct charge of the Central Research Laboratory. This laboratory engaged in basic and applied research in solid-state physics, plasma physics, physical electronics, automated instruction, adaptive systems, operations research, and computer applications. (p. i)
1951—1959, Director, Electronic Research Laboratory, RCA Laboratories, Princeton, New Jersey. This group carried on applied and basic research on semiconductor devices, electron tubes, integrated electronics, gas plasmas, and energy converters. In 1957—1958, also directed RCA program with C Stellarator nuclear fusion project at Princeton University.
1946—1951, Section Head, RCA Laboratories. Similar work to above. Directed corporate-wide development of first color TV picture tube.
1930—1946, Research and Development Engineer, RCA Radiotron Company and RCA Laboratories. Research and development of receiving type electron tubes, specializing in signal-to-noise problems, television applications, and superheterodyne mixers.
1927—1929, Radio Engineer, E. T. Cunningham, Inc. Electron tube applications and testing.
1924—1926, Research Assistant, Bell Telephone Laboratories. Picture transmission research.
Phi Beta Kappa, 1930
Sigma Xi, 1944
Fellow, IEEE, 1948
Founders Medal, IEEE, 1976
Prof. Engineer, N.J.
Who’s Who in America
Who’s Who in Engineering
American Men of Science
Author, “Electron Tube” in Encyclopedia Britannica 1948–1973
Co-Author, “Color Television Picture Tubes” Academic Press, N.Y. 1974
Board of Directors, IEEE, 1956-1958
Board of Directors, Wescon, 1963-1964
Board of Directors, Engineering Foundation, 1975-1977
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Palisades Institute, 1969-present
Organized Princeton Section, IEEE, 1947; Chairman, 1949
Numerous IEEE Committees, Board of Editors, etc. Consultant, U.S. Dep’t. of Defense; Member Advisory Group on Electron Devices, 1950-1968, 1973-1976; Chairman, 1976
Princeton University Advisory Council to Electrical Engineering Department, 1957-1963 and 1965-1971
Patents and Publications:
47 issued U.S. Patents
Life Member, IEEE
S.M.P.T.E., Amer. Phys. Soc., A.A.A.S.
Currently active “Secret”; have held “Top Secret” and AEC “Q” clearances.
Expert Witness, Harries vs. Air King
Expert Witness, RCA vs. Philco
Expert Witness, Toshiba vs. Zenith
Consultant, RCA vs. General Motors, 1975—1979 (p. iii)
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