| James MacDonald|
| February 27, 1923 (age 92)
Savannah, Georgia (1923-02-27) |
IEEE Edison Medal (1988)
James Ross MacDonald Wikipedia
James Ross Macdonald (born February 27, 1923), is a physicist, who was instrumental in building up the Central Research laboratories of Texas Instruments (TI).
He received a B.A. in physics from Williams College and an S.B. and SM in E.E. from MIT in 1944 and 1947. Oxford awarded him a D.Phil. in 1950 and a D.Sc. degree in 1967.
He joined Texas Instruments in 1953, where he served as Director of the Physics Research laboratory; Director of the Central Research laboratories; Vice President, Corporate Research and Engineering; and as Vice President, Corporate Research and Development.
While at TI, Macdonald published over 175 scientific and engineering papers.
Macdonald is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. In 1986 he received the George E. Pake Prize of the American Physical Society. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, was awarded the 1988 IEEE Edison Medal "For seminal contributions to solid state science and technology, and outstanding leadership as a research director."