Mike Weston's research group

[Dr Michael Weston took up a lectureship in radiochemistry at Durham in October 1957. In October 1982, he accepted a half-time position without the requirement to undertake research, in order to become senior tutor at Grey College. In retirement (from October 1984) he lived in Durham; he died in 1992, aged 65. Michael Weston's teaching and college work are commemorated in the Weston prize for second-year-undergraduate achievement in chemistry by a member of Grey College, awarded annually since 1993 from an endowment raised by public subscription.]

Dr Weston's research interests inclined towards instrumentation for radiometric counting and spectroscopy, particularly photoelectron spectroscopy.

Group members by year of joining (Each postgraduate listed obtained the qualification shown.)

1959 William S. Clough Ph.D. (i.e. on October 1 started a Ph.D. study period of 36 months full-time); 1963 Stephen S. Kontis Ph.D.; 1965 David B. Chambers Ph.D.; 1967 Mary G. Williams (associated senior demonstrator from October 1, 12 months). [For photographs of Mike Weston's research group intermingled with the two other groups (Lyle, Martin) that constituted the Londonderry Laboratory for Radiochemistry in 1958-1964, see Graham Martin's Research Group.]

His strong commitment to teaching ensured that undergraduates gained experience in practical radiochemistry for two decades after it ceased to be a research interest at Durham.

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