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Baldwin Sawyer is an American metallurgist.

After graduating from Yale with a B.S. in Physics in 1943, Sawyer joined the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago. Working with Principal Metallurgist Frank Foote, Sawyer conducted research on uranium and assisted with developing the canning process for the uranium “slugs” used in the reactors at Hanford.

After the war, Sawyer pursued a doctorate in physics at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon). He conducted important work on quartz crystals and carried out pioneering research into silicon and transistors at Bell Laboratories. Sawyer later served as vice president and director at Sawyer Research Products, Inc.

Baldwin Sawyer's Timeline
1922 Jul 21st Born in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
1943 Received a B.S. in Physics from Yale University.
19431946 Worked as a metallurgist on the Manhattan Project at the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory.
1952 Received a D.Sc. in Physics from the Carnegie Institute of Technology.
19511957 Member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories.
19571973 Served as vice president and director at Sawyer Research Products.
1983 Became director of technology at Sawyer Research Products.

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