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Paul F. Donovan

electronics executive

Paul F. Donovan, American electronics executive. National Science Foundation predoctoral fellow University California, Berkeley, 1956-1958. Fellow American Physical Society; member American Institute Chemists (medal), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.


Donovan, Paul F. was born on December 31, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Anthony and Marie Pelletier.


Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Northea. University, Boston, 1955. Doctor of Science (honorary), Northea.

University, Boston, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Chemistry, University California, Berkeley, 1958.


Research chemist Frederick S. Bacon Laboratories, Watertown, Massachusetts, 1955. Teaching assistant University California, Berkeley, 1955-1956. Member technical staff Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1958-1967.

Acting director elementary particles physical facilities/nuclear physics National Science Foundation, Washington, 1967-1968, program director intermediate and high energy physics, 1968-1970, head physics section, 1970-1971, director division advanced technical applications, 1971-1973, director office energy Research and Development policy, 1973-1976. President Donovan, Hamester & Rattien, Inc., 1976-1979. Regents professor University California, Santa Cruz, 1980, adjunct professor, 1981.

Chairman R & C Enterprises, Ltd., from 1981. Chairman, marketing director ANADYNE, Inc., from 1986. Consultant Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, 1958-1960, research collaborator, guest scientist Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1960-1971.

Graduate faculty associate Rutgers University, 1964-1971. Consultant to president Electric Power Research Institute, 1974. Presenter/lecturer educational and research institutions and professional conferences.


  • Contributor over 50 articles to science and technical publications.


Fellow American Physical Society. Member American Institute Chemists (medal), American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.