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Fri Apr 18 12:06:09 CDT 2014

Nuclear Engineering, where, under his leadership, the size and prestige
of the department matured to its current level.  After returning to the
faculty ranks, he initiated a new research field of room-temperature
semiconductor radiation detectors, and led this effort until tapped to
serve as the Interim Dean of Engineering for 1995-96.  He returned to
his true calling, teaching and research, until his retirement in 2001.=20

Glenn's contributions have been recognized widely, including Fellow of
the IEEE, Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and ANS, the
ANS Glenn Murphy Award for Education and the Arthur Holly Compton Award,
the IEEE Career Outstanding Achievement Award, and the IEEE's Third
Millennium Medal.  He was a member of the National Academy of
Engineering, and participated in the formulation of post-9/11 planning
through ideas published in the NAE book "Making the Nation Safer."

Dr. Knoll enjoyed the technical fraternity of colleagues and travelled
internationally to participate in their lives.  He served as an IAEA
reviewer of international programs, and taught his radiation detection
course on every continent but one.  As Editor for the journals of his
field, he was universally known and respected.  His textbook, Radiation
Detection and Measurement, remains the standard reference of the field
after four decades, and is available in multiple languages.=20

On the day of his death, Glenn was still as active as ever.  He was
working on reviewing proposals and writing white papers to meet imminent
deadlines.  He sent final ideas for the upcoming Symposium on Radiation
Measurements and Applications (SORMA), the international conference that
he fathered nearly 50 years ago, and that still gathers in Ann Arbor.  =20

We have all lost a legendary friend and colleague. =20

Cary Renquist
crenquist at or cary.renquist at

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