Alumni Profile:  Dr. Robert C. Spindel EE’65


Robert_Spindel_EE55Robert Spindel received his Electrical Engineering degree from The Cooper Union in 1965.  He received a masters and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Yale University.

Spindel’s research investigates how sound is transmitted in the ocean in order to improve the performance of systems used for sonar, underwater communication, and navigation. He is interested in developing methods that use underwater sound itself to measure properties of the ocean such as current and temperature.

Dr. Spindel was awarded the A.B. Wood Medal by the British Institute of Acoustics in 1981, the Gano Dunn Award from The Cooper Union in 1988, the Technical Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Oceanic Engineering Society in 1990, and the Walter Munk Award by the Secretary of the Navy and the Oceanography Society in 2001. In 2003 he was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award by the U.S. Navy, and he was awarded h He is a Fellow of IEEE, the Acoustical Society of America, and the Marine Technology Society.  He was inducted into The Cooper Union Hall of Fame in 2009.


Bob Spindel awarded ASA Silver Medal, University of Washington, Electrical Engineering Department Website.  Link

Robert C. Spindel,  Link

Profile for Bob Spindel, Director of the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington website.  Link