Interests: Cold Fusion
Charles G. Beaudette was born in Boston in 1930. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he majored in electrical engineering and held the position of managing editor of The Tech, the official student newspaper. He was awarded the degree of S.B. (Bachelor of Science) in electrical engineering in 1952, after which he entered a two-year tour of duty in the United States Air Force. In 1958 he started Dychro Corporation and sold it to a computer company in 1961. From 1963 to 1973 he was employed by EG&G Corporation in Wellesley, Massachusetts, in the capacity of senior engineer and engineering manager. It was during this time that he participated in the technology development for what eventually became the office facsimile, and which work included development of what is now the PC modem. From this activity, Beaudette was issued patents on image processing for variable speed page scanning.