Louis W. Roberts


Louis W. Roberts
Jamestown, NY, USA
Death date
Fields of study
Electron devices


Louis W. Roberts was born on 1 September 1913 in Jamestown, New York. Roberts was educated at Fisk University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1935. He earned a Master of Science from the University of Michigan in 1937. Roberts earned eleven patents for electronic devices and is the author of papers on electromagnetism, optics, and microwaves.

During Robert's career, he served as chief of the Optics and Microwave Laboratory in the Electronics Research Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In addition, he served as Director of Research for Microwave Associates from 1950 and was Director of Energy and Environment at the Transportation System Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1977. Louis W. Roberts also founded and was president of a microwave company. His research interests focused on microwave and optical techniques and components, plasma research, solid state component and circuit development.

He passed away on 3 November 1995.