Henry T. Sampson is the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering in the United States. He is best-known for inventing the “gamma-electric cell” in 1971. Sampson was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1934. He graduated from Lanier High School in 1951. He later attended Morehouse C...Henry T. Sampson: First African-American to Earn Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering in the U.S.
Most people dont know-inventor of the Cellular phone is Henry Sampson, Jr. Sampson is an African-American from Jackson , Mississippi . He attended Morehouse College and transferred to Purdue. He received an MS in Engineering from the University Of California. He was awarded an MS in Nuclear Engineering from Illinois and his Ph.D from Illinois . Sampson is the first African-American to receive a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering.In 1971 Sampson was awarded a patent for the "gamma-electric cell."