Correspondence, memoranda, press releases, contracts, grants, course materials and other records pertaining to his research
and teaching at Stanford, including work at the Ginzton Laboratory; and offsets, glossies, and slides from the acoustic microscope
Calvin F. Quate earned his degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Utah (B.S., 1944) and Stanford University
(Ph.D., 1950). He joined the Stanford faculty in 1961 as professor in the applied physics and electrical engineering departments,
serving two terms as chair of the department of applied physics. He was Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences from 1972-1974
and 1982-1983. In 1988 he received the IEEE's Medal of Honor for the invention of the scanning acoustic microscope.
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