Costas D. Varmazis
Costas D. Varmazis, of Chelmsford, MA, died on June 2, 2016. He was born on April 10, 1942, in Moschopotamos, Pieria, Greece, and grew up in Katerini, Greece. He earned a degree in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and served as an officer in the Greek Army. He earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Columbia University in 1974.
Highlights of his career include being a founding faculty member and tenured Professor of Physics at the University of Crete in Iraklion, Greece; and a more than 25-year career in semiconductor engineering at M/A-COM and Tyco Electronics, in Lowell, MA, where he was Senior Principal Engineer and Distinguished Fellow of Technology. He was awarded numerous patents, and in 2007 was a recipient of the Tyco Electronics Impact Innovation Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.