Physicist who especially invented the high-voltage power generator. He trained at both Princeton University or college and MIT. He got his 1st degree from your University or college of Alabama but continuing his research in France and Britain in the Sorbonne and Oxford, respectively. He produced the Van-de-Graaff Generator, the metallic globes that may make locks stand at a time when handled. He was created in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He was granted the Elliott Cresson Medal for his focus on electricity, as do Nicola Tesla forty years before.