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John R. Whinnery: Researcher and Educator in Electromagnetic, Microwaves, and Optoelectronics 1935-1995;Dean of the College of Engineering UC Berkeley 1959-1963

Interviewee(s):
Whinnery, John R.
Interviewer(s):
Lage, Ann
Title:
John R. Whinnery: Researcher and Educator in Electromagnetic, Microwaves, and Optoelectronics 1935-1995;Dean of the College of Engineering UC Berkeley 1959-1963
Abstract:
Family and youth in western Colorado and Modesto, CA; undergraduate education, University of California, 1930s; General Electric Advanced Engineering Program and microwave research, 1937-1946, collaboration with Simon Ramo; research program at Hughes Aircraft, 1951-1952; UC Berkeley College of Engineering, 1946-1995: postwar graduate studies, growth of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Electronics Research Laboratory, faculty recruitment and retention, undergraduate and graduate curriculum, governance issues as dean (1959-1963), former dean Morrough O'Brien; research and teaching in electromagnetic fields and waves and optoelectronics; service on governmental, scientific, and industry advisory boards, NASA Apollo program, 1964-1969. See also LINCOLN CONSTANCE, SANFORD ELBERG, H. HOWARD HASSARD, CARL HELMHOLZ, MARVIN POSTON and C. ALBERT SHUMATE
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1994
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10725309
Rights:
Whinnery, John R. "John R. Whinnery: Researcher and Educator in Electromagnetic, Microwaves, and Optoelectronics 1935-1995;Dean of the College of Engineering UC Berkeley 1959-1963." Interview by Ann Lage in 1994. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1996.