J Neill Greenwood

Also known as: John Neill Greenwood, John Neill Greenwood, John Neill Greenwood
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John Greenwood held chairs in Metallurgy and Applied Science at the University of Melbourne 1924-1964.

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John Neill Greenwood (1894-1981), professor of metallurgy, was born on 12 December 1894 at St Helens, Lancashire, England, youngest of six children of Walter Greenwood, grocer, and his wife Ellen, née...
Born in 1894 in St. Helens, Lancs, Greenwood was appointed to the new Chair of Metallurgy at the University of Melbourne in 1924, which he held until 1945. In 1946 he was appointed Research Professor of Metallurgy and from 1957-1959 was Dean of Applied Science. In 1960 he was appointed to a Personal Chair, retiring in 1964. In 1962 Greenwood participated in the Royal Commission to enquire into the failure of King's Bridge, Melbourne. He died in 1981.
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