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T. J. Killian

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Dates

August 4, 1905 – unknown

Authorized Form of Name

Killian, T. J. (Thomas Joseph), 1905-

Additional Forms of Names

Killian, Thomas

Biography

Abstract

Thomas J. Killian was Emeritus Visiting Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at Portland State University (1969-unknown). Other institutional affiliations included the University of Portland and the University of Seattle. His research interests included radar and electromagnetic theory.

Important Dates

August 4, 1905Birth, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1926Obtained SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1926Obtained SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1929Obtained PhD in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1930 – 1932Instructor in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1932 – 1939Physicist (1932-1933) and Vice President and Director of Research (1933-1939), Barkon Tube Lighting Corporation, Seattle (Wash.).

1934 – 1936Dean of Mathematics, Seattle University.

1939 – 1941Director of Research, Frink Corporation & Sterling Bronze Company.

1941 – 1942Physicist, Radiation Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1946 – 1952Head, Science Bureau (1946-1947) and Science Director (1947-1952), Office of Naval Research, United States Navy, Washington (D.C.).

1952 – 1954Chief Scientist, Office of Ordinance Research, United States Army.

1954 – 1956Dean, School of Engineering and Architecture, Catholic University of America.

1956 – 1962Deputy Chief and Chief Scientist, Office of Naval Research, United States Navy, Washington (D.C.).

1962 – 1965Assistant to the President for Science and Engineering, University of Seattle.

1965 – 1969Dean, School of Engineering, University of Portland.

1969Professor of Applied Science (1969-1975) and Emeritus Visiting Professor of Engineering and Applied Science (1975-unknown), Portland State University, Portland (Or.).

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Seattle (Wash.)

Washington (D.C.)

Portland (Or.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Electromagnetic theory.

Radar.

Statistical mechanics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Norton, Charles L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Slichter, Louis B. (Louis Byrne), 1896-1978

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Institutions

Major Positions

Barkon Tube Lighting Corporation

Physicist; Vice President; and Director of Research.

Catholic University of America. School of Engineering and Architecture

Dean.

Frink Corporation & Sterling Bronze Company

Director of Research.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained SB and SM (1926). Instructor in Physics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory

Physicist.

Portland State University. Department of Engineering and Technology Management

Professor of Applied Science and Emeritus Visiting Professor of Engineering and Applied Science.

Seattle University

Assistant to the President for Science and Engineering.

Seattle University. Department of Mathematics

Dean.

United States. Army. Ordnance Department

Chief Scientist, Office of Ordinance Research.

United States. Office of Naval Research

Head, Science Bureau; Science Director; Deputy Chief Scientist; and Chief Scientist.

University of Portland. School of Engineering

Dean.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1929).

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