Marvin Chodorow

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Marvin Chodorow (July 16, 1913 – October 17, 2005) was an American physicist who pioneered in uses of Klystron microwave tubes. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Chodorow was a member of the National Academy of Sciences[4] and the National Academy of Engineering (elected to NAE in 1967 "for microwave tube research and development").[3] Chodorow was the founding chairman of the department of applied physics of the Stanford University.[1]


Chodorow was born in Buffalo, New York. He received BS in Physics in 1934 from the University at Buffalo, and a PhD in Physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1939.[2] He was a member of faculty of City College of New York and Pennsylvania State University before joining Stanford University in 1947.[1] He spent the rest of his career at Stanford, becoming a professor in physics and electrical engineering in 1954, and the head of the division of physics and electrical engineering of Stanford University in 1962.[1]