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Semiconductor device research executive

Robert Mercer Burger, American Semiconductor device research executive. Board of directors, vice president United Fund, Durham, North Carolina, 1973. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (life); member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society.

Background

Burger, Robert Mercer was born on February 14, 1927 in Frederick, Maryland, United States. Son of William Leslie and Grace Allene (Mercer) Burger.

Education

Bachelor of Science, College William and Mary, 1949. Master of Science, Brown University, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, Brown University, 1955.

Career

Branch chief National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland, 1955-1959. Fellow engineer Westinghouse Corporation, Baltimore, 1959-1962. Chief scientist Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1962-1982.

Vice president, chief scientist Semiconductor Research Corporation, 1982-1996. Consultant in field, 1982-1996. Research associate University Maryland, College Park, 1955-1959.

Adjunct associate professor Duke University, 1962-1969. Board visiting North Carolina State University, 1992-1998. Professor North Carolina State University, 1995-2000.

Works

Membership

Board of directors, vice president United Fund, Durham, North Carolina, 1973. Served with United States Navy, 1945-1946. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (life).

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing; gardening.

Connections

Married Marian Elizabeth Abbott, September 10, 1949. Children: Sharon A., Lisa A., Robert M.

father:
William Leslie Burger

mother:
Grace Allene (Mercer) Burger

spouse:
Marian Elizabeth Abbott

child:
Sharon A. Burger

child:
Lisa A. Burger

child:
Robert M. Burger