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Institute of Radio Engineers

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

Founded 1912 in New York City, and merged with the American Institute of Electrical Engineers to form IEEE in 1963.

Founding Date:
1912

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Howard Aiken
Physicist
8-Mar-1900 14-Mar-1973 Designer of early computers
Ernst F. W. Alexanderson
Inventor
25-Jan-1878 14-May-1975 Developed radio and television at GE and RCA
Edward Victor Appleton
Physicist
6-Sep-1892 21-Apr-1965 Ionosphere, shortwave radio
Gregory Breit
Physicist
14-Jul-1899 11-Sep-1981 Proton-proton dispersion
Edward Condon
Physicist
2-Mar-1902 26-Mar-1974 Quantum Mechanics
Charles J. Van Depoele
Inventor
27-Apr-1846 18-Mar-1892 Trolley car pioneer
John Presper Eckert
Computer Programmer
9-Apr-1919 3-Jun-1995 ENIAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I computers
Lee De Forest
Inventor
26-Aug-1873 30-Jun-1961 Inventor of the Audion vacuum tube
Ivan Getting
Inventor
18-Jan-1912 11-Oct-2003 Global Positioning System
Wilson Greatbatch
Inventor
6-Sep-1919 27-Sep-2011 Implantable pacemaker
John William Mauchly
Physicist
30-Aug-1907 8-Jan-1980 ENIAC, BINAC, and UNIVAC I computers
Grote Reber
Astronomer
22-Dec-1911 20-Dec-2002 First radio astronomer
Percy Spencer
Scientist
19-Jul-1894 8-Sep-1970 Invented the microwave oven
Frederick Terman
Scientist
7-Jun-1900 19-Dec-1982 Stanford Research Park
Elihu Thomson
Inventor
29-Mar-1853 13-Mar-1937 Electric welding and A/C motors


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