University of Texas,
Physics Faculty 1954

 

Physics Faculty 1954

 

Seated, left to right:
William Wallace Clendenin, Assistant Professor of Physics; Research Scientist, Nuclear Physics Laboratory.
Harry H. Ransom, Professor of English, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.
Emmett L. Hudspeth, Professor of Physics, Director, Nuclear Physics Laboratory.
Malcolm Young Colby, Professor of Physics; Executive Director, Military Physics Research Laboratory; Research Scientist (Consultant), Defense Research Laboratory.
Darrell S. Hughes, Professor of Physics; Research Scientist (Consultant), Defense Research Laboratory; Research Scientist, Nuclear Physics Laboratory.
Arthur E. Lockenvitz, Professor of Physics; Director, Military Physics Research Laboratory.
Claude W. Horton Sr., Professor of Physics; Research Scientist, Defense Research Laboratory.

Standing, left to right:
Walter E. Millett, Assistant Professor of Physics; Research Scientist, Nuclear Physics Laboratory.
William W. Robertson, Instructor in Physics; Research Scientist, Combustion Kinetics Project.
A. Wilson Nolle, Associate Professor of Physics; Director, Research in Properties of Liquids and Solids; Research Scientist, Defense Research Laboratory.
Harold P. Hanson, Associate Professor of Physics, Research Scientist, Military Physics Research Laboratory.
Eugene V. Ivash, Assistant Professor of Physics; Research Scientist, Nuclear Physics Laboratory.
Robert Barden Watson, Associate Professor of Physics; Research Scientist (Consultant), Defense Research Laboratory; Research Scientist, Military Physics Research Laboratory.
F. Alfred Matsen, Professor of Chemistry and of Physics; Research Scientist, Combustion Kinetics Project; Director, Spectroscopic Research Laboratory.
Joseph Charles Grosskreutz, Assistant Professor of Physics; Research Scientist, Nuclear Physics Laboratory.

 

Eugene Ivash said that Dean of Arts & Sciences Harry Ransom attended faculty meetings to find out about the needs of the departments. It is likely this picture was taken at the beginning or end of such a meeting

Joseph Charles Grosskreutz came to Texas from Washington University. He was an experimentalist that studied x-ray scattering in metals. He left Texas in 1956 and joined the Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City, MO. In 1969, he published a paper with Walter Millett. In about 1970, he was Chief of the Mechanical Properties Section of the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D. C. He spent nearly twenty years as a contractor to the atonal solar thermal program at Black-Veatch Consulting Engineers in Kansas City, MO. He was later recruited to the Solar Energy Research Institute, eventually becoming manager responsible for all technical programs before returning to Back and Veatch until his retirement in the 1990s. In 1996 he wrote a major article on High Temperature Technologies for the book Implementation of Solar Thermal Technology, edited by Ronal Larson and Ronald E. West, MIT Press, 1996. He was an expert in area of fatigue in metals. He wrote many papers and was a major player in the area of fatigue in high temperature materials.

Below is a version of the same photo, however clearly the photographer asked them to smile.

1954-55 UT Physics Department-Smiling Version
(This picture and faculty titles in the caption above came from the files of Malcolm Y. Colby, courtesy of Carol Colby Baxter, Steve Colby and Molly Colby Williams)

Back Row: Walter Millett, William W. Robertson, A. Wilson Nolle, Harold P. Hanson, Eugene V. Ivash , Robert Barden Watson, F. Alfred Matsen, Joseph Charles Grosskreutz

Front Row: L to R, William Wallace Clendenin, Harry Ransom-Provost, Emmett L. Hudspeth, Malcolm Y. Colby, Chair, Darrell S. Hughes, Arthur E. Lockenvitz, Claude W. Horton Sr.