Bruno Weinschel: Biography
Died: 6 May 2003
Dr. Bruno Weinschel was a native of Stuttgart, Germany and received his Doctorate from the Engineering/Technical University in Munich. He moved to the United States in 1938 and after positions at Bell Laboratories, Industrial Instruments and NBS (now NIST). In 1952 he founded his company, Weinschel Engineering. The company became an established leader in precision measurement hardware and techniques. He sold it to Lucas Aerospace in 1986 but continued his research in this field thereafter.
Dr. Weinschel was a Fellow of IEEE as well as a member of the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Honor. He served as IEEE President in 1986. He held 20 patents and was author or co-author of more than 50 papers. He was a member of the Microwave Journal Editorial Review Board. His name was synonymous with technical excellence and product integrity. His many contributions have had a positive impact on the electrical engineering profession in general and microwave engineering in particular.
He died on May 6, 2003. He was 83 years old.