R. R. Warnecke

R. R. Warnecke
R. R. Warnecke
Tours, France
Fields of study
Traveling wave tubes
IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award


R. R. Warnecke (SM'48- F'50) was born on November 16, 1906, at Tours, France. He received the degree of Docteur de l'Université in Paris in 1933. Following this he became chief of the vacuum tube laboratory of the Société Française Radioelectrique; in 1940 he was head of the electronic tube research laboratory of the Compagnie Générale de Télégraphie Sans Fil and, in 1946, chief engineer at the research center of this company. He was technical director of the Electronics Department in the same organization.

Dr. Warnecke is a member of the Société Française de Physique, the Société Française des Electriciens, the Société des Radioélectriciens, and the Société des Ingénieurs et Techniciens du Vide. He received the IRE Fellow award in 1950 for "his engineering and research contributions to vacuum-tube theory and design in France." Dr. Warnecke also received the Prix Ancel of the Société Française des Electriciens in 1943, the Prix H. Becquerel de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris in 1945, the Blondel Medal in 1951, and the Prix d'Aumale de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris in 1952.

R.R. Warnecke received the 1954 IEEE Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award "For his many valuable contributions and scientific advancements in the field of electron tubes, and in particular, the magnetron class of traveling wave tubes."