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Richard M. Walker

Co-Founder and Director M/A-COM Inc.
1980 DESA Recipient
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  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1943

Richard M. Walker was honored for his innovative designs in the microwave and communications fields. He was co-founder and director of M/A-COM. He held 22 patents for inventions of microwave components, semiconductor diodes and solid state oscillators. During World War II he worked in the MIT radiation laboratory, where he helped develop microwave radar and contributed to texts on microwave and radar designs. 

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times