Title: Senior Engineering Fellow
Company: Polaroid Corporation
Location: Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States
John Burgarella, Senior Engineering Fellow at Polaroid Corporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in photographic engineering.
With nearly 35 years of professional experience, Mr. Burgarella was a senior engineering fellow at Polaroid Corporation until 1986, having been a senior engineer since 1960. In addition to his primary roles, he was a member of the dean’s advisory committee at the University of Massachusetts from 1983 to 1986, a member of the electrical engineering advisory committee at Worcester Polytechnic Institute from 1986 to 1993, and he served as an occasional consultant and expert witness in photograph patent litigation. Earlier in his career, he was a junior and senior project engineer with Honeywell from 1952 to 1960.
Mr. Burgarella began his career as a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, with distinction, in 1950. He continued his studies with the school, earning a Master of Science in electrical engineering in 1952. He is a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu.
A respected voice in his areas of interest, Mr. Burgarella has been an active leader in his community. He holds 25 patents in electronics, magnetics, and mechanics in Polaroid Land Camera Design, and one patent in electronics and magnetics. He is renowned for his research related to automatic exposure control and camera systems for the amateur photographic camera.
Throughout his career, Mr. Burgarella has been recognized for his contributions. The recipient of the Master Design Award from Product Engineering Magazine, he was also given the Robert H. Goddard Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement and named an honoree for one of the seven modern discoverers by Worcester Polytechnic University Alumni. He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
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