Bill Baker on the grounds of the future Berkeley Lab

Remembering Bill Baker, Berkeley Lab's first electrical engineer

Berkeley Engineering alumnus William R. “Bill” Baker, who died May 4 at age 103, was a lifelong engineer with an unrelenting mind, boundless ingenuity and dozens of patents to his credit. He was the first electrical engineer hired by Ernest O. Lawrence for what would eventually become Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Topics: EECS, Alumni