Tadahiro Sekimoto (関本忠弘 Sekimoto Tadahiro) (November 14, 1926 – November 11, 2007) was a Japanese electronics engineer, a recipient of the IEEE Medal of Honor (2004), chairman of Japan's Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies (IISE), and former chairman of the Board of Councilors of the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren) who served as president and later chairman of Japan's NEC Corporation (NEC).
John Roy Whinnery (b. July 26, 1916 in Read, Colorado, d. February 1, 2009 in Walnut Creek, CA), was an American electrical engineer and educator who worked in the fields of microwave theory and laser experimentation.
Herwig Kogelnik (born June 2, 1932) is an electrical engineer working in optical communications. He was born in Graz, Austria and received his engineering degree from the Technische Hochschule Wien in Vienna, Austria in 1955, and a Doctorate in 1958, also from the Technische Hochschule. In 1960, he received his Ph.D. from Oxford University. His work in optical communications has revolutionize global information movement and management.
James D. Meindl (born April 20, 1933) is director of the Joseph M. Pettit Microelectronics Research Center, director of the Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center, and Pettit Chair Professor of Microelectronics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. He won the 2006 IEEE Medal of Honor "for pioneering contributions to microelectronics, including low power, biomedical, physical limits and on-chip interconnect networks. ” He received his B.S. , M.S. and Ph.D.
Dr. Harold Henry "Bev" Beverage is perhaps most widely known today for his invention and development of the wave antenna, which came to be known as the Beverage antenna and which for the last few decades has seen a resurgence in use within the amateur radio and broadcast DXing hobbyist communities.
Rudolf Kompfner (May 16, 1909 – December 3, 1977) was an Austrian-born engineer and physicist, best known as the inventor of the traveling-wave tube (TWT). Kompfner was born in Vienna to Jewish parents. He was originally trained as an architect and after receiving his university degree in 1933 he moved to England (due to the rise of anti-Semitism) where he worked as an architect until 1941.
C. Kumar N. Patel (b. 2 July, 1938) developed the carbon dioxide laser in 1963; it is now widely used in industry for cutting and welding, as a laser scalpel in surgery, and in laser skin resurfacing. Because the atmosphere is quite transparent to infrared light, CO2 lasers are also used for military rangefinding using LIDAR techniques. Patel was born in Baramati, India, and received a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.
James Loton Flanagan is an electrical engineer, and was Rutgers University's vice president for research until 2004. He is also director of Rutgers' Center for Advanced Information Processing and the Board of Governors Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was chosen as the 2005 recipient of the Research and Development Council of New Jersey's Science/Technology Medal. He worked at Bell Laboratories for 33 years before he joined Rutgers.
Balthasar van der Pol (Utrecht, 27 January 1889 – Wassenaar, 6 October 1959) was a Dutch physicist. Van der Pol studied physics in Utrecht, and in 1920 he was awarded his doctorate (PhD). He studied experimental physics with John Ambrose Fleming and Sir J. J. Thomson in England. He joined Philips Research Labs in 1921, where he worked until his retirement in 1949. His main interests were in radio wave propagation, theory of electrical circuits, and mathematical physics.
John Howard Dellinger (July 3, 1886 - December 28, 1962) was a noted American telecommunication engineer who discovered how solar flares caused fadeouts of short-wave radios. Dellinger was born in Cleveland, Ohio, first attended the Western Reserve University, in 1908 received his A.B. degree from George Washington University, and in 1913 received his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University.
Walter Ransom Gail Baker (1892 – 1960) was an electrical engineer. He was a vice president of General Electric, and was Director of Engineering for the Radio Manufacturers Association. At the urging of James Lawrence Fly, Chairman of the FCC, Baker founded the National Television System Committee, or NTSC, in 1940.
Ernst Adolf Guillemin (May 8, 1898 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – April 1, 1970) was an American electrical engineer and computer scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who spent his career extending the art and science of linear network analysis and synthesis.
William Littell Everitt (April 14, 1900 - September 6, 1986) was a noted American electrical engineer, educator, and founding member of the National Academy of Engineering. Everitt was born in Baltimore, Maryland. From 1918-1919 he served in the United States Marine Corps, then joined Cornell University to teach electrical engineering from 1920-1922 when he received its E.E. degree.
George Washington Pierce (January 11, 1872 - August 25, 1956) was an American physicist. He was a professor of physics at Harvard University and inventor in the development of electronic telecommunications. The son of a Texas cattle rancher, he distinguished himself in school at Taylor and in the University of Texas before beginning his enduring relationship with Harvard in 1898. He wrote three innovative texts, many learned papers, and was assigned 53 patents.
Amos Edward Joel, Jr. (born March 12, 1918 in Philadelphia – died October 25 2008 in Maplewood, New Jersey) was an American electrical engineer, known for several contributions and over seventy patents related to telecommunications switching systems.
The IEEE Medal of Honor is the highest recognition of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It has been awarded since 1917, when its first recipient was Major Edwin H. Armstrong. It is given for an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest. The award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica, certificate and honorarium. The Medal of Honor may only be awarded to an individual.
Harald T. Friis (August 27, 1883 - June 28, 1976), who published as H. T. Friis, was a noted Danish-American radio engineer whose work at Bell Laboratories included pioneering contributions to radio propagation, radio astronomy, and radar. His two Friis formulas remain widely used.
George Clark Southworth (August 24, 1890 - July 6, 1972), who published as G. C. Southworth, was a prominent American radio engineer best known for his role in the discovery of waveguides in the early 1930s.
Ralph Bown (1891 – July 1971) was a noted American radio pioneer. Bown was born in Fairport, New York, and received his M.E. , M.M.E. , and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University where he also taught physics. He served as a captain in the United States Army Signal Corps in World War I, where he led vacuum tube development as head of its radio laboratories technical department, then joined the American Telephone and Telegraph Company research department, which in 1934 became Bell Laboratories.
Louis Winslow Austin (October 30, 1867 – June 27, 1932) was an American physicist known for his research on long-range radio transmissions. Austin was born in Orwell, Vermont, and educated at Middlebury College (class of 1889) and the University of Strasbourg, from which he received a Ph.D. in 1893.
Gustave-Auguste Ferrié (November 19, 1868 - February 16, 1932) was a French radio pioneer and army general. Ferrié was born in Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, Savoie. After graduating from the École Polytechnique, Paris, in 1891, he became an officer in the French army's Engineers Corps, specializing in its military telegraph service.
Rear Admiral Stanford Caldwell Hooper (August 16, 1884 - April 6, 1955) was a noted American radio pioneer who has been called "the Father of Naval Radio". Hooper was born in Colton, California, and educated in the San Bernardino public schools. At age 8 his father built him a telegraph transmitter and taught him Morse code; by age 10 he was working as a relief telegraph operator during summer vacations.