Elise F. Harmon

Elise F. Harmon
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SWE Achievement Award


Elise F. Harmon was born on September 13th, 1909 and received her B.S. from North Texas State Teachers' College. She held numerous patents including a hot die stamp method of infusing silver conductors on polymerized materials, a mechanism for stretching fabric to obtain uniform tautness, and an injection printing machine for film resistors. Improved high altitude carbon brush performance, enabling American airplanes to maintain superiority during WWII. She researched action of grease and lubricants in high speed bearings and established the pilot plant procedures for an entirely new method of printed circuitry.

Harmon was awarded the SWE 1956 Achievement Award for her significant contributions to the area of component and circuit miniaturization.