Benjamin Gross’s research focuses on the history of corporate innovation and the American electronics industry. A graduate of Princeton University, his dissertation, “Crystallizing Innovation: RCA and the Emergence of the LCD, 1951–1976” (2010), explored the development of the first liquid-crystal display devices by scientists at the Radio Corporation of America.
From 2009 to 2015 Gross served as a research fellow in the Beckman Center and the Institute for Research. During that time he worked on a variety of projects, including a book on the history of the Radio Corporation of America, publications on the commercialization of Tritan, oral-history interviews, and public discussions of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Distillations magazine.
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