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Communications technology educator

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.

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

child:
Cornelia Sessler

child:
Christine Sessler

child:
Gunther Sessler