Co-inventor of Electroacoustic Transducer, Electret Microphone.
CRFP Committee 1972-2001
In 1962, James West and Gerhard Sessler patented the electret microphone while working at
Bell Laboratories.James West, a Fellow of IEEE and recipient of the George
R. Stibitz Trophy, is the recipient of over 200 U.S. and foreign patents. He is
also the leader of a program aimed at minority high school students, encouraging
them to experience science with the assistance of mentors at Bell