Alfred E. Mann, American entrepreneur, Died at 90


Alfred E. Mann was born in 1925 and died on February 25, 2016.

He was also known as Al Mann.

He was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Alfred received his B.S. and M.S. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, doing graduate work in nuclear and mathematical physics.

He held his honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Southern California, The Johns Hopkins University, Western University of Health Sciences, and the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

He founded Spectrolab, the first of his aerospace companies, in 1956.

Alfred was the founder of Heliotek, a semiconductor company, that became a major supplier of solar cells for spacecraft.

Alfred E. Mann established Alfred E. Mann Institutes for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), known as AMI/USC ($162 million); at Purdue University known as AMI/Purdue ($100 million); and at the Technion known as AMIT ($104 million) are business incubators for medical device development in preparation for commercialization.

He was married four times and had seven children.

Mr.Mann divorced his first wife Beverly, with whom he had three sons, in 1957.

Alfred had three more children with his second wife, whom he divorced in 1973.

In 1997, he divorced his third wife, Susan.

Claude Mann was his wife until his death; Mann adopted her daughter Cassandra Mann.

Alfred E. Mann passed away at 90 yrs old.