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Biographical entry Hutton, Donald Robert (1938 - 2007)

Born
26 October 1938
New Zealand
Died
2 May 2007
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Educator and Physicist

Summary

Physicist and educator Donald Hutton was a specialist in Electron paramagnetic (EPR) spectroscopy, writing or co-authoring over 50 papers in the field throughout his career. After taking up his first appointment as a lecturer in physics and education at Monash University in 1969, Hutton worked there for over 40 years and also continued to conduct research as a fellow of the university for many years after his retirement in 2000. Hutton was also involved in secondary science education, having a major part in devising the curricula for several HSC science subjects 1970s through to the early 1990s.

Details

Hutton was also known as a dedicated environmentalist and field naturalist and was active in the successful 1970s campaign to protect the Franklin River from threat of damming.

Events

1961
Education - Masters of Science (honours), Canterbury University, Christchurch
1962 - 1964
Education - PhD in EPR spectroscopy
1969 - 2000
Career position - Lecturer in Physics, Education and Chemistry, Monash University
1989 - 1993
Career position - Monitored food irradiation as part of the International Atomic Energy Authority program

Published resources

Newspaper Articles

  • Hutton, D. and Pilbrow, J., 'Outdoorsman navigated lofty paths', The Age, 114 June 2007. Details

Online Resources

Rebecca Rigby