Preston Robinson

Preston Robinson
Boston, MA, USA
Associated organizations
Sprague Electric Company, Guggenheim Brothers Laboratories, University of California
Fields of study


Preston Robinson (IRE Member, 1954) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on 30 June 1902. He received the S.B. degree, in 1922, and the S.M. degree in chemical engineering, in 1923, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received the Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, in 1925.

Robinson was a Teaching Fellow in Chemistry at the University of California from 1923 to 1925, and the following four years, he was a Research Metallurgist at Guggenheim Brothers Laboratories, New York, New York. In 1929, he joined the Sprague Electric Company, North Adams, Massachusetts, and served as Director of Research and Engineering, and in 1953, he became a Consultant at the company. He also was a Consultant to the Department of Defense in the capacity of Chairman of the Working Group on Electronic Materials, and Consultant to the Materials Advisory Board of the National Academy of Sciences.

Robinson was a member of IRE, the American Chemical Society, the American Physical Society, Sigma Xi, and several other technical societies.