Paul K. Weimer

Paul K. Weimer
Paul K. Weimer
Birthdate
1914/11/05
Birthplace
Wabash, IN, USA
Associated organizations
RCA (Radio Corporation of America)
Fields of study
Television
Awards
IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award, IEEE Vladimir K. Zworykin Award

Biography

Paul K. Weimer was born on November 5, 1914 in Wabash, Indiana. He received his A.B. degree from Manchester College in 1936, his M.A. degree in physics from the University of Kansas in 1938, and his Ph.D degree in physics from Ohio State University in 1942. From 1937 to 1939, he taught physics and mathematics at Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas. Since 1942 Dr. Weimer has been engaged in research at RCA Laboratories Division at Princeton, N. J., where he is a Fellow, Technical Staff. He has participated in the basic development of various types of television pickup and display tubes, and more recently of the insulated-gate thin-film transistor.

From 1959 to 1960, Dr. Weimer was granted an RCA fellowship for study abroad, which was spent at the Laboratoire de Physique, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France, working in the field of semiconductors. He was recipient of a Television Broadcasters' Award in 1946, the Vladimir K. Zworykin Television Prize in 1959, an Outstanding Paper Award Plaque at the 1963 and 1965 International Solid State Circuits Conferences, and the RCA David Sarnoff Outstanding Achievement Award in Science in 1963. He has written many significant technical articles and holds over forty patents.

On the personal side, Paul Weimer and his wife, Katherine Mounce who is also an alumna of Ohio State University with a Ph.D degree, have three daughters, Katherine, Barbara and Patricia. His interests ranged from playing the violin to gardening and landscaping.

Dr. Weimer is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of the American Physical Society.

Further Reading

Paul Weimer oral history