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Institutional History

AbstractPast PresidentsImportant DatesPlacesSubjects




Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Bell Labs Innovations



1996 – 2007

Authorized Form of Name

Bell Labs Innovations

Additional Forms of Names

Lucent Technologies (Firm).. Bell Labs Innovations

Institutional History


In 1996, AT & T spun off most of AT & T Bell Labs and its equipment manufactor business and created Lucent Technologies, Inc. As part of these changes, most development departments were combined into the business divisions of Lucent Technologies, but the research functions remained with Bell Laboratories, which became known as Bell Labs Innovations until it's merger with Alcatel in 2007.

Past Presidents

1996-99, Daniel Stanzione.

1999-2001, Arun Netravali.

2001-2005, Bill O'Shea.

2005-2007, Jeong Kim.

Important Dates

1996AT & T divested most of Bell Laboratories and its equipment manufacturing business creating Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1996 – 1997Horst Stormer was on staff.

1996 – 1998Arno Penzias was on staff.

1996 – 2001William Brinkman was on staff.

1996 – 2001Donald Hamann was on staff.

1996 – 2001David Tank was on staff.

1996 – 2001Frank Stillinger was on staff.

1996 – 2001James Phillips was on staff.

1996 – 2002Yves Chabal was on staff.

1996 – 2002Krishnan Raghavachari was on staff.

1996 – 2003Eric Isaacs was on staff.

1996 – 2004Cherry Ann Murray was on staff.

1996 – 2007Robert Willett was on staff.

1996 – 2007Aron Pinczuk was on staff.

1996 – 2007David Bishop was on staff.

2007A year after the merger of Lucent Technologies and Alcatel, Alcatel's Research and Innovations organization and Bell Labs Innovations were combined into a single organization (Alcatel-Lucent (Firm)), Murray Hill (N.J.).



Murray Hill (N.J.)


Physical laboratories -- Administration.

Physical laboratories.

Science and industry.



Employees & Officers

Bishop, David John, 1951-

Distinguished Member, Technical Staff and Department Head, Micromechanics Research; and Fellow and Vice President, Nanotechnology Research.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Vice President, Physical Science Research and Vice President, Research.

Chabal, Yves Jean, 1952-

Member to Distinguished Member, Technical Staff.

Fulton, Theodore Alan


Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Director, Theoretical Physics Research Department and Director, Theoretical Materials Research Department.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Member, Technical staff; Director, Materials Physics Research Department; and Director, Semiconductor Physics Department.

Kim, Jeong H.


Lax, Melvin J.


Murray, Cherry Ann

Head, Semiconductor Physics Research Department; Director, Physics Research; Vice President, Physical Sciences; and Senior Vice President, Physical Sciences and Wireless Research.

Netravali, Arun N.


O'Shea, Bill


Penzias, Arno A.

Vice President and Chief Scientist.

Phillips, J. C.

Member, Technical staff.

Pinczuk, Aron

Member, Technical Staff.

Raghavachari, Krishnan

Distinguished Member, Technical staff.

Stanzione, Daniel C.


Stillinger, F. H.

Distinguished Member, Technical staff.

Störmer, Horst

Director, Physical Research Laboratory.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Consultant and Director, Biological Computation Research Department.

Willett, Robert L.

Member, Technical staff.


Institutional Hierarchy

Alcatel-Lucent (Firm)

In 2007, a year after the merger Alcatel's Research and Innovations organization was merged with Bell Labs Innovations.

AT & T Bell Laboratories

In 1996 AT & T divested most of Bell Laboratories and its equipment manufacturing business creating Lucent Technologies.

Lucent Technologies (Firm)


Archival Resources


Alcatel-Lucent Archives collection, 1860s-2008.



101 Crawfords Corner Road, Room 11G-104, Holmdel, NJ 07733, USA


American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics, History of Physicists in Industry records, 2003-2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Arno A. Penzias papers, 1931-2006 (bulk 1963-1998).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Oral history interview with Arno A. Penzias, 2006 January 19, March 21 and 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources


Bell Labs 75th anniversary, 1925-2000 commemorative issue.


Bell Labs : life in the crown jewel / Narain Gehani.