C. Chapin Cutler


Cassius Chapin Cutler (December 16, 1914 – December 1, 2002) was an American electrical engineer at Bell Labs. His notable achievements include the invention of the corrugated waveguide and differential pulse-code modulation (DPCM).

Cassius Chapin Cutler
Born(1914-12-16)December 16, 1914
DiedDecember 1, 2002(2002-12-01) (aged 87)
Alma materWorcester Polytechnic Institute
AwardsIEEE Edison Medal (1981)
Scientific career
FieldsElectrical engineering


He was born on December 16, 1914 in Springfield, Massachusetts to Paul A. Cutler and Myra Chapin. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1937. On September 27, 1941 he married Virginia Tyler in Waterford, Maine.[1]

In 1979 Cutler left Bell Labs to become a professor of applied physics at Stanford University.

He died on December 1, 2002, North Reading, Massachusetts.[1][2]

Honors and awardsEdit


  1. ^ a b "C. Chapin Cutler 1914–2002" (PDF). National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  2. ^ Massachusetts Death Index

External linksEdit

  • Bio at the IEEE History Center
  • National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir – C. Chapin Cutler 1914–2002
Preceded by IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
with Arun Netravali and John O. Limb
Succeeded by