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inventor , physicist , company executive , energy executive

Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American physicist, inventor, energy executive, information company executive. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society; member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), Society Automotive Engineers, New York Academy of Sciences, Electrochemical Society, Engineering Society Detroit, Cranbrook Institute of Science (board governors 1981).

Background

Ovshinsky, Stanford Robert was born on November 24, 1922 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of Benjamin and Bertha T. (Munitz) Ovshinsky.

Education

Student public schools, Akron. Doctor of Science (honorary), Lawrence Institute of Technology, 1980. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Bowling Green State University, 1981.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Jordan College, Cedar Springs, Michigan, 1989.

Career

President, Stanford Roberts Manufacturing Company, Akron, 1946-1950; manager centre drive department, New Britain Machine Company, Connecticut, 1950-1952; director research, Hupp Corporation, Detroit, 1952-1955; president, General Automation, Inc., Detroit, 1955-1958; president, Ovitron Corporation, Detroit, 1958-1959; president, Chairman of the Board, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, Michigan, 1960-1978; president, chief Executive officer, chief scientist, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., since 1978. Adjunct Professor engineering science College Engineering, Wayne State University. Honorary advisor for science and technical Beijing (China) Institute Aeronautics and Astronautics (name changed to Beijing U. Aeronautics an Astronautics).

Chairman Institute for Amorphous Studies.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles on physics of amorphous materials, neurophysiology and neuropsychiatry to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior ), Society Automotive Engineers, New York Academy of Sciences, Electrochemical Society, Engineering Society Detroit, Cranbrook Institute of Science (board governors 1981).

Connections

Married Iris L. Miroy, November 24, 1959 (deceased August 16, 2006). Children– Benjamin, Harvey, Dale, Robin Dibner, Steven Dibner.

father:
Benjamin Ovshinsky

mother:
Bertha T. (Munitz) Ovshinsky

spouse:
Iris L. Miroy

children:
Dale Ovshinsky

Benjamin Ovshinsky

Steven Dibner Ovshinsky

Harvey Ovshinsky

Robin Dibner Ovshinsky