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Bio – Ezekiel

Professor Shaoul Ezekiel was a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He sadly passed away on January 7, 2015. Read the MIT News obituary >>

Professor Ezekiel received the B.Sc. from the Imperial College of Science in 1957, and the S.M. and Sc.D. from MIT in 1964 and 1968 respectively. He joined the MIT faculty in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1968. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1972, and received a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1976. He became Professor in both departments in 1978. In 1986, he was appointed Director of MIT’s Center for Advanced Engineering Study (CAES).

Professor Shaoul Ezekiel did his early work at RLE on the development of ultrahigh-resolution laser spectroscopy and laser frequency standards based on atomic beam techniques. His most recent interests have included using laser atomic beam techniques to uncover the details of atom-field interactions, particularly in intense fields. He has also performed very high-resolution studies of the structure of iodine, and has pioneered the development of atom beam stabilized lasers.

Professional History

Development Engineer – Carrier Communication & Data Handling, General Electric Company, Coventry, England, 1957-1959.

Research & Development Engineer – Flight Simulators, Canadian Aviation Electronics, Montreal, Canada, 1959-1962.

Research Assistant – M.I.T., June 1962 – January 1968.

Instructor – Department of Physics, M.I.T., January 1968 – July 1968.

Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, M.I.T., July 1968 – June 1972.

Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, M.I.T., July 1972 – June 1976.

Associate Professor, Departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, M.I.T., July 1976 – June 1978.

Professor, Departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, M.I.T., July 1978 – June 1986.

Professor, Departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and Director, Center for Advanced Engineering Study, M.I.T., July 1986 – September 1995.

Professor, Departments of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, M.I.T., September 1995 (Now Emeritus).

Professional Societies

Fellow of the Optical Society of America

Fellow of the American Physical Society

Fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineering

Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers