Past Directors

Julius A. Stratton
(EE 1923, SM 1926)

  • 1946-1949 Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • 1949-1951 Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1951-1955 Vice President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1955-1957 Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1957-1959 Acting President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1959-1966 President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Albert G. Hill

Albert G. Hill

  • 1949-1952 Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • 1952-1955 Director, Lincoln Laboratory
  • 1970-1975 Vice President for Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jerome B. Wiesner

Jerome B. Wiesner

  • 1947-1949 Assistant Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • 1949-1952 Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • 1952-1961 Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • 1966-1971 Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1971-1980 President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Henry J. Zimmermann

Henry J. Zimmermann
(SM 1942)

  • 1952-1960 Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • 1961-1976 Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics


Peter A. Wolff

  • 1976-1981 Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • 1981-1993 Director, Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory
Jonathan Allen


Jonathan Allen

(PhD 1968)

  • 1978-1981 Associate Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • 1981-2000 Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
Jeffrey H. Shapiro

Jeffrey H. Shapiro
(S.B. 1967, S.M. 1968, E.E. 1969, and Ph.D.1970)

  • 2000–2011 Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics
RLE 40th Reunion in 1986. (l-r) Albert G. Hill, Jerome B. Wiesner, Jonathan Allen, Julius A. Stratton, Henry J. Zimmerman.
RLE 40th Reunion in 1986. (l-r) Albert G. Hill, Jerome B. Wiesner, Jonathan Allen, Julius A. Stratton, Henry J. Zimmerman.