- Academy Member Profiles
Year Inducted / Awarded: 2005
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Dr. Richard True is Chief Scientist at L-3 Communications, Electron Devices, in San Carlos, CA, a position he has held since 1991. Dr. True has pioneered theory and software for the design of advanced electron beam devices such as modern klystrons, traveling wave tubes and linear accelerators. These devices are used in key military, aerospace, commercial, medical, and scientific systems. He is author or co-author of numerous archival publications, and he holds 17 U.S. patents. He has received the 2000 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Third Millennium Medal, the 1999 Department of Defense Robert L. Woods Award, and the 1987 IEEE EDS Paul Rappaport Best Paper Award. He is an IEEE Fellow.