Beck, Clifford K.

Biographical Note:
Head of the Physics Department as well as Director of Raleigh Research Reactor at NCSU from 1949-1956 when he left to take a position the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. He spearheaded the construction of NCSU’s nuclear reactor, the first reactor to be built at a university in the U.S. From 1943-1945, he was a scientist with the Manhattan Project. He served as technical adviser to the American delegation to the 1955 Geneva Conference as part of the “atoms-for-peace” program. He received many awards and other honors, including being elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He was named in both Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Government.