Rudolf Bechmann

Dr. Rudolf Bechmann was born in Nuremberg, Germany. He received his Ph.D. ill Theoretical Physics in 1927 from the University of Munich under Arnold Sommerfeld. Kis scientific career began thereafter with the Telefunken Company in Berlin where he investigated antermas and anterm3 systems. In 1932, he discovered the EMF method for calculating antenna characteristics. He then began work on piezoelectric crystals and in
1933 was one of the independent inventors of the AT-, BT-, CI’-, and lIT-cuts of quartz, continuing his work
with Telefunken until 1945. From 1945 to 1948 he directed research at Oberspree Company; in 1948 he became principal scientific officer at the Post Office Research Station. Dollis Hill, London, where his work on water-soluble, highly piezoelectric crystals led to the publication of the book “Piezoelectricity”
QHer Majesty’s Stationery Office. 1957).