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Beam, Robert E. (Robert Edwin)

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Robert Edwin Beam was born in Cambridge, Ohio, on July 11, 1914. He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering form Ohio State University in 1937 and his doctorate in electrical engineering form Iowa State University in 1940.

Beam taught at the University of Arkansas, 1940-1941, as an instructor and at Southern Methodist University, 1941-1942, as an assistant professor. In 1942, Beam accepted an appointment at Northwestern University as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. The University promoted him to associate professor in 1947 and professor in 1950. He retired from Northwestern on December 31, 1979.

While at Northwestern Beam was deeply involved in the work of the university's Microwave Laboratory. His major professional contributions were in microwave theory and technique.

Beam married Hope Squires on August 23, 1941, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The couple had three children: David Robert, Richard Squires, and Janet C.

On February 4, 1986, Beam died in Evanston Hospital.

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Robert E. Beam (1914-1986) Papers

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Identifier: 22/4/5
Abstract In 1942, Beam accepted an appointment at Northwestern University as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. The University promoted him to associate professor in 1947 and professor in 1950. He retired from Northwestern on December 31, 1979. While at Northwestern Beam was deeply involved in the work of the university's Microwave Laboratory. His major professional contributions were in microwave theory and technique. The Robert E. Beam papers date between 1934 and 1986, fill four and...