Zener, Clarence, 1905-

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Physics professor at Carnegie Mellon University (1968-1993). Received A.B. from Stanford University and Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University (1929). Before teaching at CMU, he instructed at Washington University (1935-1937), City College, New York (1937-1940), Washington State College (1940-1942), University of Chicago (1945-1951), and Texas A&M University (1966-1968) where he served as Dean of the College of Science. Zener also served as associate director and later director of Westinghouse Electric Corporation Labs (1951-1965). Awards include: Bingham Award (1957); Wetherill Medallion of the Franklin Institution (1959); Albert Souvenur Achievement Social Medal (1965) and Gold Medal (1974); and the Von Hippel Award (1982). Zener held memberships in the National Academy of Science and the Fellow American Physical Society. Research include the development of the Zener Diode, a voltage regulator, and ocean thermal energy conversion.

From the description of Papers, 1876-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77663342

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referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Physical Society. Division of Solid State Physics. Correspondence of Roman Smoluchowski, 1943-1947. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Zener, Clarence, 1905-. Oral history interview with Clarence Melvin Zener, 1981 April 1. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Zener, Clarence, 1905-. Papers, 1876-1991. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. The Emilio Segrè visual archives, T-Z, [ca. 1870]-9999. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008. On the occasion of the 80th birthday celebration for Clarence Melvin Zener, 1985. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. History of physics manuscript biography collection S-Z, 1901-1989, [ca. ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Cohen, Morrel H. Oral history interview with Morrel H. Cohen, 1981 March 31 and June 5. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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Birth 1905-12-01

Death 1993-07-15

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