Cockayne, David (1942-2010)

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David Cockayne, an internationally recognised electron microscopy expert, is known for his discovery of the "weak beam technique" of electron imaging in the mid 1970s. This technique improved the resolution quality of electron microscope imagery tenfold, and drastically expanded the utility of the imaging technology. He was Director of the Electron Microscopy unit at Sydney University from 1974 to 1999 and during this time helped grow the facility and oversaw its eventual development into the Australian Key Centre for Microscopy and Microanalyis, with the support of the ARC Key Centre scheme.

  • Life event - Emigrated to Australia with family at the age of 8
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy, Magdalen College, Oxford University, England
  • Career position - Director of the electron microscopy unit at Sydney University
  • Career position - General Secretary of the Committee of Asia Pacific Societies of Electron Microscopy
  • Career position - General Secretary of the International Federation of Societies for Electron Microscopy
  • Award - Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
  • Career position - Chair of Division of Material Science, Oxford University, England
  • Career position - President of the International Federation of Societies for Electron Microscopy

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Cockayne, David
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Looked at life through nature's keenest eyes
    Cox, G.
    Published: 2010
    Series: The Age
  3. David John Hugh Cockayne, 19 March 1942-22 December 2010
    Hirsch, Peter
    Published: 2015
    Series: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows: Royal Society of London, 61, 53-71

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