John W. Brean and Martin Osman with digital camera

John W. Brean and Martin Osman with digital camera
Courtesy MIT Museum

John W. Brean (left) and Martin Osman (right) with a digital camera, ca. late 1950s to early 1960s.

John William Brean '51 (non-degree) was a graduate of Northeastern University. During World War II, MIT increased its recruitment of women and black research staff for service at the Radiation Laboratory and other wartime emergency units. Brean worked as a technician in the Rad Lab's DIV 9, Airborne Systems, during which he participated in a 1944 Pentagon Demonstration of radar plot bombing technique. He was promoted to staff member after the war.

Martin Seymour Osman '50 (Mechanical Engineering) was an Assistant Professor (1962-64) and a Post-doctoral Fellow (1963-64) in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering.

Timeline: 1950s
School: School of Engineering
Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMechanical Engineering
Career: EngineeringMilitaryTechnologyTransportation
Object: Image
Collection: Critical Mass 1955-1968, Faculty, John Brean, MIT Rad Lab, Potential Output 1946-1954, Staff