James W. Gewartowski, Ph.D.

Title: Electrical Engineer (Retired)
Company: AT&T Bell Laboratories
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

James W. Gewartowski, Ph.D., Retired Electrical Engineer at AT&T Bell Laboratories, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electrical engineering.

Dr. Gewartowski draws upon 35 years of experience in the engineering industry, establishing himself as a prominent figure in the field. Most recently serving as supervisor of the SL optical relay/receiver group at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Breinigsville, PA, from 1988 until his retirement in 1989, he previously served the corporation as the supervisor of the high bit rate optical data link group in Allentown, PA, from 1971 to 1988. Commencing his career with the corporation as supervisor of microwave sources in Murray Hill, NJ, from 1957 to 1971, he entered his career path as a research assistant with Stanford Electronics Laboratory in California in 1954, holding that role for three subsequent years.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Gewartowski pursued formal education at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1952. Thereafter, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, receiving a Master of Science in 1953. Dr. Gewartowski concluded his education in 1958, obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy from Stanford University. Desiring to delve into electrical engineering since junior high school, he always had an affinity for disassembling and reassembling electronics.

In his spare time, Dr. Gewartowski enjoys volunteering at Lehigh Valley Hospital and is an active member of the Serra Club. Heavily involved in his church, he is also a Catholic Eucharistic Minister. In an effort to remain aware of recent changes within the industry, he maintains affiliation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where he is a lifetime member, as well as Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. Throughout his career, Dr. Gewartowski has additionally authored myriad publications, serving as a co-author of “Principles of Electron Tubes” and “Fundamentals of Electron Tubes” in 1965 and 1969, respectively.

As a testament to his success, Dr. Gewartowski received the Browder J. Thompson Memorial Prize from the IEEE in 1960. Notably, he has been highlighted in multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the East. Married to Ruth Wakeman since 1956, Dr. Gewartowski is the proud father of five children and grandfather of nine grandchildren.

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