John G. Mavroides

John G. Mavroides
Ipswich, MA, USA
Associated organizations
M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory
Fields of study
Radar, Communications, Solid-state


John G. Mavroides was born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, on 29 December 1922. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, in 1944, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics, in 1951 and 1953, respectively, from Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. While at Brown University, he was Research Assistant in Ultrasonics, in 1950 to 1951, and R. G. D. Richardson Fellow, in 1951 to 1952.

In 1944, Mavroides was commissioned an Aviation Officer in the U. S. Naval Reserve. After attending the Navy Electronics and Radar Schools at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he served in the Pacific Theater as a Technical and Tactical Radar Officer. In 1946, he joined the Transducer Group of the U.. S. Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory, New London, Conn., where he was engaged in the research, design and development of solid-state sonic and ultrasonic electromechanical devices for underwater communications and sonar.

In 1952, he joined the staff of M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts, and spent at least ten years there where he worked with various phases of solid-state research, including semiconductor devices and the investigation of the electronic band structure of solids employing galvanomagnetic, magnetoacoustic resonance and infrared magnetospectroscopy techniques. In 1962, he was the leader of the Solid-State Spectroscopy Group.

Mavroides was a member of the American Physical Society, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi.