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Lawrence Edwin Mertens

educator , electronics systems engineer

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