McNeill, Kenneth G.

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McNeill, Kenneth G.

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Kenneth G. McNeill, a graduate of Oxford University in 1950, came to the University of Toronto as an associate professor of Physics in 1957. In 1963 he was made a Professor of Physics and in 1969 he was cross appointed as Professor of Medicine. In 1993, upon his retirement he became Emeritus Professor of Physics. His area of expertise, on which he has published 7 books and over 200 articles, was in the field of nuclear physics, specifically photodisintegration and the application of nuclear physics to medicine.

During his lengthy career at the University, Prof. McNeill was instrumental in various projects relating to nuclear physics including the building and administration of the "Steel Room" (Series 3) and the operation of the LINAC (linear accelerator) laboratory (Series 6). He also chaired the University of Toronto Radiation Protection Authority from 1977-1986 (Series 7). Other administrative responsibilities include various positions on Governing Council and Trinity College.

Prof. McNeill also served as a private consultant to various firms as well as to various levels of government. Beginning in the 1970s his expertise was sought after by the Ontario government for which he sat on various advisory groups relating to nuclear emergency planning and for about a decade starting in the late 1980s he was Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee of Emergency Planning Ontario while also sitting on various technical sub-committees.


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