This collection contains technical information on electron tube research from the years 1939-1959, the major portion being
Dr. Nalos' papers from 1945-1959. While there is some correspondence and memos, most of the collection is comprised of technical
reports. Many of these reports are handwritten personal notes on experiments and test data collection with some blueprints
and photographs; others are printed technical reports. Box 4 contains two disbound binders with tables of contents by Dr.
Nalos relating to the Microwave Labs at Stanford. Box 5 contains one disbound binder entitled "High Power TWT Survey." Box
6 contains actual objects relating to electron tubes.
Ervin J. Nalos, a naturalized United States citizen, was born September 10, 1924 in Prague. Dr. Nalos' undergraduate study
was done at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.A. Sc., 1946. Graduate work, M.A. Sc., 1947, was also started
in Vancouver. His Ph.D. in electrical engineering, 1951, was earned at Stanford, where he worked at the Stanford Microwave
Laboratory. Dr. Nalos received the Baker Award, Institute of Radio Engineering in 1959. His professional career encompasses:
research associate, microwave physics, 1950-54; group leader, microwave tube development and research at Microwave Laboratory,
General Electric, California, 1954-59; scientific representative to Europe, 1959-62; staff engineer, Office of Vice President,
Research and Development, Boeing Aerospace Co., 1962-69; manager of applied technology, Military Airplane Systems Division,
1969-71; supervisor, civil and commercial systems, 1971-78; supervisor, electromagnetics, Boeing Defense and Space Group 1978-.
Dr. Nalos' research has been in electron physics and electronics, high power microwave devices and electromagnetic scattering.
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