Awards & Winners

Harold Eugene Edgerton

Date of Birth 06-April-1903
Place of Birth Aurora
(Hamilton County, Nebraska, United States of America)
Also know as Doc Edgerton, Dr. Harold Eugene Edgerton, Harold Edgerton
Profession Photographer
Harold Eugene "Doc" Edgerton was a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is largely credited with transforming the stroboscope from an obscure laboratory instrument into a common device. He also was deeply involved with the development of sonar and deep-sea photography, and his equipment was used by Jacques Cousteau in searches for shipwrecks and even the Loch Ness monster.

Awards by Harold Eugene Edgerton

Check all the awards nominated and won by Harold Eugene Edgerton.


National Medal of Technology and Innovation
(For the invention of the electronic stroboscopic flash and for finding a multitude of applications for it within science, technology and industry.)


National Medal of Science for Engineering
(For his vision and creativity in pioneering the field of stroboscopic photography and for his many inventions of instruments for exploring the great depths of the oceans.)