Inventor of Microwave Cooking

Home & Family, On the Road, Technology, Trivia
on August 9, 2009

Noted food scientist Robert Decareau (1926-2009) helped to invent the processes necessary to develop the microwave oven. A longtime resident of Amherst (pop. 10,769), Decareau began his career in 1953 as a research and development scientist for Raytheon Corp. in neighboring Massachusetts, where he developed methods to cook food with microwave energy.