C. Chapin Cutler

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Cassius Chapin Cutler
Born December 16, 1914
Springfield, Massachusetts
Died December 1, 2002(2002-12-01) (aged 87)
North Reading, Massachusetts
Alma mater Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Awards IEEE Edison Medal (1981)
Scientific career
Fields Electrical engineering

Cassius Chapin Cutler (December 16, 1914 – December 1, 2002) was an American electrical engineer at Bell Labs. His notable achievements include the invention of the corrugated waveguide and differential pulse-code modulation (DPCM).


He was born on December 16, 1914 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Paul A. Cutler and Myra Chapin. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1937. On September 27, 1941 he married Virginia Tyler in Waterford, Maine.[1]

In 1979 Cutler left Bell Labs to become a professor of applied physics at Stanford University.

He died on December 1, 2002, North Reading, Massachusetts.[1][2]

Honors and awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b "C. Chapin Cutler". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  2. ^ Massachusetts Death Index

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Preceded by
Paul Baran
IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
with Arun Netravali and John O. Limb
Succeeded by
James Massey