Biographical entry Hutton, Donald Robert (1938 - 2007)
- 26 October 1938
- 2 May 2007
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- Educator and Physicist
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.
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.
- 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
- Hutton, D. and Pilbrow, J., 'Outdoorsman navigated lofty paths', The Age (2007). Details
Created: 2 November 2012, Last modified: 11 April 2016