Elected in 1985
“For the understanding and development of fine particle magnets and plated wire memories, and for important contributions to the study of the metallurgy and magnetic properties of amorphous alloys applicable to a wide range of magnetic devices, particularly power transformers.”
BY HARVEY W. SCHADLER
FRED E. LUBORSKY, an internationally known authority on permanent magnets and amorphous metals, died February 3, 2010. Fred was born on May 14, 1923. Fred was 86 and he died peacefully.
Fred was a highly educated and technically competent scientist who was open with his scientific information, his insights, and his enthusiasm. He was granted a four-year merit scholarship from the city of Philadelphia, and he completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 1947. After serving two years in the U.S. Navy, he completed his doctorate in physical chemistry at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1951.
Fred joined the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Laboratory (CRD) in 1951. Following one year at CRD, he spent seven years working for GE in Lynn, Massachusetts. In 1958 Fred returned to GE’s CRD, where he specialized in the physics of magnets and the metallurgy of magnetic materials and devices. His career began, grew, and