Bruno Weinschel


Bruno O. Weinschel
Bruno Weinschel
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Weinschel Engineering
National Medal of Science


Bruno O. Weinschel, IEEE President, 1986, founded Weinschel Engineering, which became an industry leader in precision measurement hardware and techniques.


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 was a supervisory engineer with Bell Laboratories (1943 to 1944), Chief Engineer at Industrial Instruments (1944 to 1948), and Section Chief at the National Bureau of Standards (1949 to 1952). 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 after founding Weinschel Associates in 1989.

Dr. Weinschel received the National Medal of Science under President Regan. He also was the chairman of the Committee on U.S. Competitiveness (1988) for the IEEE.

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.

Further Reading

Bruno Weinschel Oral History