Eugene Mittelmann


Eugene Mittelmann
Pressburg, Hungary (modern Bratislava, Slovakia)
Death date
April 1981
Fields of study
Industrial electronics


Eugene Mittelmann was born 29 May 1903 in what was Pressburg, Hungary, now modern-day Bratislava, Slovakia. He received his E.E. degree from the Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria, and his Ph.D. degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Vienna, Austria. He served as the Director of Laboratories of the Austrian Branch of the International Telegraph and Telephone Company (ITT), and acted as consultant to various companies in Europe and in the United States. He was Director of Electronic Research of the Illinois Tool Works from 1939 to 1946, and afterwards was an independent consultant with offices in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. in the field of industrial electronics. He was the holder of many patents.

He was a member (1938) and senior member (1944) of IRE. In 1957, the IRE made him a Fellow for "pioneering in the field of industrial electronics." He served as the first president (1951-1953) of the IRE Professional Group on Industrial Electronics (later the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society). The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society's Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award, given since 1975, is named for him.

Mittelmann was also a Fellow of the Instrumentat Society of America, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and of Sigma Xi.

Mittelmann died in April 1981

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