McCracken, K. G. (Kenneth Gordon) (1923-)

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McCracken, K. G. (1923-)
McCracken, K. G. (Kenneth Gordon)
McCracken, Kenneth Gordon
McCracken, Kenneth Gordon, AO, FTSE, FAA (1933-)
McCracken, Kenneth Gordon (1923-)
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Physicist; Geophysicist; Mineral Physicist
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Dr Kenneth McCracken became involved in space science early in its history and has conducted pioneering research since the 1950s. From 1959-1970 he focused on cosmic ray research, resulting in technology that would protect astronauts from harmful cosmic radiation produced by sun flares. He was Professor of Physics at Adelaide University (1966-1969), during which time he also did pioneering research and development in the field of x-ray astronomy. He was the Founding Chief of the CSIRO's Division of Mineral Physics and Director of the CSIRO Office of Space Science. In these positions he was involved in the development of remote sensor technology for mineral deposit exploration using the NASA LANDSAT satellite. He worked with the CSIRO until his retirement in 1989.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Tasmania
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Tasmania
  • Career position - Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Career position - Consultant to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA
  • Career position - Assistant Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Career position - Professor at the Southwest Centre for Advanced Studies in Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Career position - Member of the NASA Space Radiation Protection Committee
  • Career position - Professor at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Consultant to the Atomic Energy Commission of India
  • Career position - Officer-in-charge of the Mineral Physics Section at CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Honorary Professor at Macquarie University, New South Wales
  • Career position - Foundation Chief of the CSIRO Division of Mineral Physics
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences (FTS)
  • Career position - Board member of the Australian Mineral Foundation
  • Career position - Director of the CSIRO Office for Space Science and Applications
  • Career position - Member of the National Committee on Space Engineering at the Institute of Engineers, Australia
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Award - Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to space science and technology

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Dr Kenneth McCracken became involved in space science early in its history and has conducted pioneering research since the 1950s. From 1959-1970 he focused on cosmic ray research, resulting in technology that would protect astronauts from harmful cosmic radiation produced by sun flares. He was Professor of Physics at Adelaide University (1966-1969), during which time he also did pioneering research and development in the field of x-ray astronomy. He was the Founding Chief of the CSIRO's Division of Mineral Physics (1970) and Director of the CSIRO Office of Space Science. In these positions he was involved in the development of remote sensor technology for mineral deposit exploration using the NASA LANDSAT satellite. He worked with the CSIRO until his retirement in 1989.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Tasmania
  • Education - PhD in Science, University of Tasmania

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. McCracken, Kenneth Gordon
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Dr Ken McCracken (Australia)
    Published: Commonwealth of Australia, 1995
    Series: 1995 Australia Prize
  3. Kenneth Gordon McCracken
    Ward, C.
    Published: 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  4. McCracken, Kenneth Gordon
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  5. Dr Ken McCracken (Australia)
    Published: Commonwealth of Australia, 1995
    Series: 1995 Australia Prize
  6. Kenneth Gordon McCracken
    Ward, C.
    Published: 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia

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