- Esther M. Conwell
name = Esther M. Conwell
IEEE Edison Medal
Esther Marly Conwell (
New York, b. 1922) is a physicistwho studied properties of semiconductorsand organic conductors, especially transport.
She obtained a B.A. from
Brooklyn Collegein 1942, an M.S. from the University of Rochesterin 1945, and a Ph.D. in 1948, from the University of Chicago, all in Physics. She was an instructor in physics at Brooklyn College (1946-1951), a researcher at Bell Laboratories(1951-1952), and a staff member at GTELaboratories (1952-1972). In 1972 she joined the XeroxWilson Research Center, where she was a Research Fellow from 1981 to 1998. In 1998, Conwell joined the University of Rochester, where she is currently a Professor of Chemistryand of Physics. She holds 4 patents and has published over 200 papers.
Conwell is a Fellow if the
IEEEand the American Physical Society. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Further she has received the Achievement Award of the Society of Women Engineers and an Honorary D.Sc. from Brooklyn College. She received the 1997 IEEE Edison Medal, "For fundamental contributions to transport theory in semiconductor and organic conductors, and their application to the semiconductor, electronic copying and printing industries."
* [http://spider.pas.rochester.edu/mainFrame/people/pages/Conwell_Esther_M.html Prof Conwell's home page]
* [http://www.aip.org/history/ohilist/29913.html Oral History interview transcript with Esther M. Conwell 22 January 2007, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives]
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