February 19, 2024

Black History Month - James West

James West

February 10, 1931 - Present

  • Inventor and acoustician
  • Professor of electrical and computer engineering and mechanical engineering at the John Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
  • Known worldwide as the co-inventor of the foil electret microphone. Thi is a type of condenser microphone upon which 90% of all microphones used today are based (such as telephones, sound and music recording equipment, and hearing aids)

Learn more!
John Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Famous Black Inventors
The History Makers