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Biographical entry Allen, William Douglas (1914 - 2008)

Born
27 July 1914
Mussooree, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died
7 May 2008
Occupation
Physicist and Electrical engineer

Summary

William Allen was on the Manhattan Project, USA 1944-1946 and at the CSIR Radiophysics Laboratory 1946 before becoming research physicist at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, UK 1946-1961. He was Professor of Engineering, University of Reading, UK 1966-1978.

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1935
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Adelaide
1939 - 1944
Career position - Scientific officer at the Telecommunications Research Establishment, Ministry of Aircraft Production, UK
1940
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Oxford
1944 - 1945
Career position - Scientific officer on the Manhattan Project, USA
1946
Career position - Physicist at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Radiophysics Laboratory
1946 - 1961
Career position - Research Physicist at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, UK
1961 - 1977
Career position - Physicist at Rutherford High Energy Laboratory, UK
1966 - 1978
Career position - Professor of Engineering at the University of Reading, UK
1978 - 1979
Career position - Visiting Professor of Physics at the University of West Indies, Barbados
1979 - 1981
Career position - Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southampton, UK

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McCarthy, G.J.