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Marvin Camras

BS Electrical Engineering 1940, MS Electrical Engineering 1942

Marvin CamrasA Chicago native and IIT alumnus, Marvin Camras created an innovative magnetic recording head during his undergraduate years that improved sound quality by impressing a recording symmetrically on a wire by the gap of air between the wire and the head. His research led to developments that underlie many modern recording and communication techniques. Camras received numerous awards for his work, most notably the 1990 National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

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