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.