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Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame: George W. Pierce

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In 1929, the Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) selected George W. Pierce as the recipient of its Medal of Honor. He was honored for his research on crystal detectors and applications of piezoelectricity and magnetostriction. The award citation also mentioned "his instructional leadership as a teacher and as a writer of important texts." He earlier had served as president of the IRE in 1918 and 1919, becoming the only person to serve a two-year term in its 50-year existence. He was known as a meticulous experimenter who designed his instruments for maximum precision. During his career, he received 53 patents and authored three books and about 30 scientific papers

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:94 ,  Issue: 5 )