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ceramic engineer

Robert Reeves Shaw, American ceramic engineer. Achievements include 20 patents in glass lasers and electronic materials and processes.

Background

Shaw, Robert Reeves was born on June 9, 1936 in Bokoshe, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Boyd Aretus and Elizabeth (Watkins) Shaw.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering, University Washington, 1959. Master of Science in Ceramic Engineering, University Washington, 1960. Master of Science in Ceramics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1965.

Doctor of Science in Ceramics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1967.

Career

Research engineer, Boeing Corporation, Seattle, 1959-1960;research trainee Research and Development laboratory, General Electric Corporation, Schenectady, New York, 1960-1962;research assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1962-1967;senior research physicist, American Optical Corporation, Southbridge, Massachusetts, 1967-1977;progr. supervisor, Duracell Corporation, Burlington, Massachusetts, 1977-1981;advisory engineer, International Business Machines Corporation, Hopewell Junction, New York, since 1981.

Achievements

  • Achievements include 20 patents in glass lasers and electronic materials and processes.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, referee science/technical papers.

Membership

Member Growth Planning Committee, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 1977, Planning Board, Sturbridge, 1978. Officer various homeowners' associations. Member A. Ceramic Society (program committee chair 1975-1976, nominating committee chair 1978-1979), Society Photoelectronic and Instrumentation Engineering, Society for Optical Engineering, New Hamburg Yacht Club.

Connections

Married Betty Louise Miller, February 3, 1962. Children: Duncan R., Derek M., Burke L., Melanie P.

father:
Boyd Aretus Shaw

mother:
Elizabeth (Watkins) Shaw

spouse:
Betty Louise Miller

child:
Duncan R. Shaw

child:
Derek M. Shaw

child:
Burke L. Shaw

child:
Melanie P. Shaw