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Charles Oatley (1982)

"A project for a Ph.D. student must provide him with good training and, if he is doing experimental work, there is much to be said for choosing a problem which involves the construction or modification of some fairly complicated apparatus. I have always felt that university research in engineering should be adventurous and should not mind tackling speculative projects"

In response to critics that the SEM should not be included in topics undertaken by graduate students.

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Charles Oatley: Pioneer of scanning electron microscopy

Charles Oatley stands with Manfred von Ardenne as one of the two great pioneers of scanning electron microscopy. Oatley's pioneering work led directly to the launch of the world's first series production instrument - the Stereoscan - in 1965.

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