|Sir Charles Oatley|
|Born||14 February 1904
Frome, Somerset, England
|Died||11 March 1996 (aged 92)|
|Fields||Physicist and Electronic engineer|
English Electric Valve Company
Kings College London
University of Cambridge
|Alma mater||St. John's College, Cambridge|
|Academic advisors||Edward Victor Appleton|
|Doctoral students||Haroon Ahmed
T. H. Philip Chang
C. W. B. Grigson
R. Fabian W. Pease
Colin J. R. Sheppard
Ken C. A. Smith
Richard F. M. Thornley
|Other notable students||Peter Spreadbury|
|Known for||Scanning electron microscope|
|Influences||John D. Cockcroft|
|Notable awards||Duddell Medal (1969)
Royal Medal (1969)
Faraday Medal (1970)
Potts Medal (1989)
Sir Charles William Oatley OBE, FRS FREng (1904–1996) was Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Cambridge, 1960–1971, and developer of one of the first commercial scanning electron microscopes.
He was educated at Bedford Modern School and St. John's College, Cambridge. He was a director of the English Electric Valve Company from 1966 - 1985. In 1969 he was elected to the Royal Society and knighted in 1974. He was also a founder member of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
His graduate students included
- Thomas Everhart former President of Caltech
- Alec Broers former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, former president of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
- Haroon Ahmed former Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Professor of Microelectronics
- Smith, K. C. A. (1998). "Sir Charles William Oatley, O. B. E. 14 February 1904-11 March 1996". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 44: 331. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1998.0022.
- Everhart, T. E. (1996). "Persistence pays off: Sir Charles Oatley and the scanning electron microscope". Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures 14 (6): 3620. doi:10.1116/1.588737.
- Charles Oatley: Pioneer of Scanning Electron Microscopy
- The Papers of Sir Charles Oatley accessed 2 July 2008
- Charles Oatley at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
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