Benjamin Bauer


Benjamin Bauer
Odessa, Ukraine
Associated organizations
Shure Brothers, Inc, CBS Laboratories
Fields of study


Benjamin B. Bauer (IRE Student, 1937; Associate, 1939; Senior Member, 1944; and Fellow, 1953) was born in Odessa, Ukraine, on 26 June 1913. He received the B.S. degree in industrial electrical engineering from Pratt Institute, New York, N.Y., in 1932, and the E.E. degree from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1937.

In 1936, Bauer joined Shure Brothers, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, manufacturers of microphones and electronic components. He became Chief Engineer, in 1940, and Vice President, in 1950, and continued in this capacity until 1957 when he was appointed Head of Audio and Acoustics at CBS Laboratories, Stamford, Connecticut. In 1958, he became Vice President of CBS Laboratories, taking charge of the Acoustics, Magnetics, and Instrumentation Research Departments.

During this time, Bauer was responsible for the development of a great many electroacoustical instruments such as microphones, disk recording and reproducing transducers, and magnetic recording devices. Bauer held more than thirty patents in these fields, and often, he was concerned with the task of carrying various products through research, design, and into production engineering phases.

Bauer was a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi, and a Fellow of IRE, the Acoustical Society of America, and the Audio Engineering Society. In addition, he received the Eta Kappa Nu Award of Merit.