Dr. Peter Glaser Remembered

Dr. Peter Glaser, Microwave Power Visionary, Passes Away by Dr. John M. Osepchuk, IMPI Fellow Dr. Peter Glaser, the key visionary and inventor behind the proposed Space Solar Power System (SSPS), passed away in Lexington, MA on May 29. Dr. Glaser first published the proposal in Science in 1968. Soon thereafter, he was joined by […]

George Freedman Obituary

George Freedman Remembrance on June 11th Remembering Wayland’s Leonardo da Vinci  There was a remembrance and celebration of the life of George Freedman on June 11th at 7:30 pm at the home of friends in Wayland.  Mr. Freedman died at the Briarwood in Needham on March 21st. In many ways, George was Wayland’s very own […]

DoE Issues Regulation on Standby Power of Microwave Ovens

Editor’s Note: IMPI Fellow Dr. John Osepchuk has provided this analysis of the new DoE Regulations. Background: In the past the DoE (Department of Energy) had investigated the option of issuing a regulation to limit the efficiency of microwave ovens above some minimum. This idea was dropped by DoE because of difficulty in obtaining reproducible […]

Eleanor R. Adair, 86, Microwave Proponent

That was the headline in the NY Times obituary on May 6 for a great lady, leading researcher, courageous defender of microwaves and true friend of IMPI. In an extensive interview in the Times in 2001, Dr. Adair, or Ellie, as known to friends, defended microwave ovens and closed her interview by decrying the billions […]

“Microwave Ovens: An Overview: 2013″

Editor’s Note: IMPI Fellow Dr. John Osepchuk has written an important revision to his previous article on microwave oven sales around the world. Revision of “Microwave Ovens: An Overview: 2013″ In February, 2013, I wrote the cited “Overview” largely based on tabulated data on the top ten exporters and top ten importers of microwave ovens […]

2GCMEA Re-cap (continued from September/October Newsletter)

2GCMEA was under the technical leadership of the Microwave Working Group and Dr. Rebecca Schulz was the Technical Program Chair. The Materials Research Society (MRS) provided sponsorship and program assistance. The program was organized so that each of the 5 societies held a plenary session and in some cases a special panel discussion. There was […]

JMPEE in Thompson Reuters

                    IMPI is pleased to announce that our signature publication, The Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy (JMPEE), has been reinstated to the prestigious Thompson Reuters Listing. The Journal can now be found in the Web of Science under the “Science Citation Index Expanded” and […]

Did Russia ban microwave ovens at some point in the past?

  The Internet is filled with misinformation (especially blogs) about microwaves and microwave ovens. They all seem to direct their focus on the supposed dangers of the ovens, the foods heated in them, the packaging and more. Many are scientifically flawed and generally inaccurate. One such rumor that has been lighting up the internet is […]

Metal: To Microwave or Not To Microwave…

…that is the question! Please take a look at a fantastic piece on microwaving metal, written by Paul Hope at www.goodhousekeeping.com.   Paul Hope evaluates and writes about kitchen appliances and gadgets ranging in size from paper plates to refrigerators and stoves. In addition to editorial reviews, Paul also tests products seeking the Good Housekeeping […]