William Ernest Bennett (1907 - 1968)


B.S., Physics, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
M.A., Physics, Queen's University, Kinsgton, Canada
Ph.D., Physics, Cambridge University


1940 - 1946
Assistant Professor of Physics, The Rice Institute
1946 - 1949
Associate Professor of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology
1949 - 1962
Professor of Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology
1962 - 1968
Professor of Physics, State University of New York at Buffalo


William Bennett graduated with a B.S. and an M.A. from Queen's University in Kinsgston Canada after which he was awarded a prestigous 1851 Research Fellowship to study at Cambridge University. Bennett joined the Rice Institute (now Rice University) where he continued his work on nuclear physics. During World War II Bennett worked at the University of Minnesota and Los Alamos, returning to Rice Institute afterward. In 1946, Bennett joined Illinois Institute of Technology where he continued publishing in the field of nuclear physics using the 1.4MeV Van de Graaff accelerator. He has written extensively in the fields of neutrons, protons and Gamma rays. He was a member of the American Physical Society, the American Association of University Professors and Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. Bennett remained at Illinois Institute of Technology until 1962 when he took a position at the State University of New York at Buffalo.