Dr. Thomas W. Dakin
1915-1990
Dr. Thomas W. Dakin Member
Consultant, Electrical Insulation
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  • 1981
  • Electric Power/Energy Systems
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  • 1981
  • Electric Power/Energy Systems
Memorial Tribute

BY LEE A. KILGORE

Tom Dakin, world-renowned specialist on insulation for electric machinery, died April 1, 1990. He was born in Minneapolis on May 5, 1915. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, he received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry ...

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Election Citation
For his theories and experiments applied to electrical insulations that explain their thermal and discharge characteristics and predict their serviceability in electric power systems.