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Gerhard Martin Sessler

Gerhard Martin Sessler, German communications technology educator. Achievements include patents in field. Co-recipient Benjamin Franklin medal in Electrical Engineering, Franklin Institute, 2010; named to National Inventors Hall of Fame, Akron, Ohio, 1999; recipient Callinan award, Electrochm. Society, 1970, Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver medal, Acoustical Society of America, 1997, Eduard Rhein Foundation Technical award, 2007.

Background

  • Sessler, Gerhard Martin was born on February 15, 1931 in Rosenfeld, Germany. Son of Martin and Else (Fischer) Sessler.

  • Education

    • Diplom, University Goettingen, 1957. Doctor rerum naturalium, University Goettingen, 1959. Doctor (honorary), Belarus National Academy of Sciences, 2000.

    Career

    • Member technical staff Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1959-1965, supervisor, 1965-1975. Professor electroacoustics, Institute for Communications Technology Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, 1975—2000, professor emeritus, dean department electrical communications Germany, 1976-1977, 89-90.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field.

    Works

    Membership

    Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Senior award 1971, Thomas W. Dakin award 1986), German Acoustical Society (Helmholtz medal 1983). Member: Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Nachrichtentechnische Gesellschaft, German Physical Society, Dielectrics Society, Acoustical Society of America.

    Connections

    • Married Renate Brigitte Schulz, December 9, 1961. Children: Cornelia, Christine, Gunther.
    • father: Martin Sessler
    • mother: Else (Fischer) Sessler
    • spouse: Renate Brigitte Schulz
    • children: Cornelia Sessler
    • Christine Sessler
    • Gunther Sessler
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    Born February 15, 1931
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    • 1957
      University Goettingen
    • 1959
      University Goettingen
    • 1959 - 1965
      Member, technical staff Bell Laboratories
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1965 - 1975
      Member, technical staff Bell Laboratories
    • 1975
      professor, Institute for Communications Technology Darmstadt University
      Germany
    • 1975
      Technology, Institute for Communications Technology Darmstadt University
      Germany