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Lawrence Edwin Mertens

Lawrence Edwin Mertens, American electronics systems engineer, educator. Recipient honorable mention award Society Motion Picture and television Engineers, 1968; Samuel Willard Bridgham fellow Columbia University, 1951-1952; Boese fellow Columbia University, 1952-1953. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Marine Technology Society.

Background

  • Mertens, Lawrence Edwin was born on March 6, 1929 in New York City. Son of John Henry and Marie (Loehr) Mertens.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1951, Master of Science, 1952, Doctor of Engineering, 1955. Engineer Radio Corporation of America Defense Electronic Products Company, Camden, New Jersey, 1952-1954, manager systems engineering, 1954-1958, staff engineer, 1958-1960, manager digital communications, 1960-1962. Chief scientist Radio Corporation of America Service Company, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, 1962-1972, project manager, 1972-1980, manager technical analysis, chief scientist, since 1980.

      President Photoquatics Company, 1967-1972. Adjunct professor ocean engineering Florida Institute of Technology, since 1968.

    Career

    • Engineer Radio Corporation of America Defense Electronic Products Company, Camden, New Jersey, 1952-1954, manager systems engineering, 1954-1958, staff engineer, 1958-1960, manager digital communications, 1960-1962. Chief scientist Radio Corporation of America Service Company, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, 1962-1972, project manager, 1972-1980, manager tech.

    Works

    • Author: In-Water Photography, 1970. Guest editor Optical Engineering, 1977. Patentee in field.

    Membership

    Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Marine Technology Society.

    Connections

    • Married Margarete Anna Waider, July 8, 1975. Children– Oliver Larry, Thomas John.
    • father: John Henry Mertens
    • mother: Marie (Loehr) Mertens
    • spouse: Margarete Anna Waider
    • children: Oliver Larry Mertens
    • Thomas John Mertens
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