Mária Telkes Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Net Worth

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Mária Telkes (Telkes)

Last Updated: 12 Dec, 2023 | Views: 417

Age: 94

Profession: Scientist

Other Profession(s): Inventor, Physicist, Chemist, Teacher, Biophysicist

Famous For: National Inventors Hall Of Fame

Higher Education: B.A. in physical chemistry, and PhD

Mária Telkes Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
12 Dec, 1900 (94 Years 11 Months 20 Days)

Birth Country

Birth Place

Birth Sign


American, Hungarian

Died on
02 Dec, 1995

Mária Telkes Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Mária Telkes (a scientist) was born on December 12, 1900 and died on December 2, 1995. In her career, she worked on solar energy technologies as a biophysicist, scientist, and inventor. She earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1920, prior to moving to the United States. Her focus was on practical applications of solar energy after she arrived in the United States in 1925. 
Her interest in working for MIT's new solar energy program led her to write to the university. From 1939 to 1953, she worked for the company.
In 1942: Mária Telkes completed a prototype of a solar-powered water desalination device.
1948: Telkes began collaborating with architect Eleanor Raymond on the Dover Sun House project in 1948, which was financed by Amelia Peabody, a philanthropist, and sculptor.
1953: A lack of productivity at the MIT solar fund caused George Russell Harrison, the Dean of Science at the university, to call for its review. 
From 1953 to 1957: Telkes worked on solar energy research at the New York University College of Engineering.
1981: Carlisle House, located in Carlisle, Massachusetts, was the first solar-powered home built by the US Department of Energy.
1964: New York was the site of her first International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists.
1945: OSRD Certificate of Merit
1952: Mária Telkes received the Inaugural Society of Women Engineers Achievement Award
1977: Mária Telkes received Charles Greeley Abbot Award
2012: National Inventors Hall of Fame
2022: On her 122nd birth anniversary, she featured on Google Doodle 
Unknown facts:
MIT fired Telkes after the report was published in 1953


Mária Telkes Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 172 cm
In Meters 1.72 m
In Feet & Inches 5'6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 55 kg
In Pounds 121 Ibs

Eye Color
Light Brown

Hair Color

Mária Telkes Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Aladar Telkes

Mother's Name
Maria Laban de Telkes

Eleanor Raymond

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