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Electrical engineering educator

Robert Charles Spindel, American electrical engineering educator. Recipient Bachelor of Arts Wood medal British Institute Acoustics, 1981, Gano Dunn medal The Cooper Union, 1989, Ocean Engineer Society Technology Achievement award, 1990.

Background

Spindel, Robert Charles was born on September 5, 1944 in New York City. Son of Morris Tayson and Isabel (Glazer) Spindel.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Cooper Union, 1965. Master of Science, Yale University, 1966. Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1968.

Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1971.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, 1971-1972, assistant scientist, 1972-1976, associate scientist, 1976-1982, senior scientist, 1982-1987, chairman department ocean engineering, 1982-1987. Director applied physics laboratory University Washington, Seattle, since 1987. Member naval studies board National Research Council, 1987-1999.

Member Naval Research Advisory Committee, since 1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Patentee on underwater navigation.

Membership

Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (associate editor journal since 1982), Acoustical Society of America, Marine Technology Society (president elect 1991-1993, president 1993-1995), Oceanography Society (Munk award 2001).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Auto restoration, hiking.

Connections

Married Barbara June Sullivan, June 12, 1966. Children: Jennifer Susan, Miranda Ellen.

father:
Morris Tayson Spindel

mother:
Isabel (Glazer) Spindel

spouse:
Barbara June Sullivan

children:
Jennifer Susan Spindel

Miranda Ellen Spindel