Professor Moe Wasserman (1927 – 2007)


Full description: Prof. Moe WassermanECE Professor Emeritus Moe Wasserman, a fixture in the Department for more than 20 years, passed away on November 4 from respiratory complications. Initially hired in 1983 as an adjunct professor to teach electronics and semiconductor fabrication courses, Prof. Wasserman quickly became a full-time faculty member and mainstay of the ECE teaching staff until his official retirement in 1997. He continued to teach many courses on a part-time basis for years thereafter.

ECE faculty and staff recall Prof. Wasserman as a passionate teacher who was held in great esteem by all of his colleagues. Perpetually cheerful, optimistic, and helpful, he was dedicated to his profession of teaching. When his passing was announced, many faculty and students shared thoughts of remembrance:

He was always willing to meet with students, no matter how busy he was. His teaching style was intimate, and he encouraged students to do their best.

His clarity of presentation was outstanding. He was perhaps the best instructor I had at Boston University.

I will remember Moe as a kind, gentle man who was always ready to contribute with a helping hand. He was a wonderful person who did a great many things for the Department and College of Engineering

He was an exemplary man, and a very, very kind person. He will be missed

As a department, we express our admiration and respect for Prof. Wasserman and our sadness at his passing.

In memory of Prof. Wasserman, the ECE Department is establishing a fund to support the purchase of electronic laboratory kits for College of Engineering undergraduate students in need of assistance. Donations may be made to Boston University in care of the “Wasserman Electronics and Circuits Laboratory Fund” and sent to the Department of Stewardship and Donor Relations, c/o Giliane Bader-Wechseler, Boston University, 1 Sherborn Street 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02215