We are very sorry to have to let colleagues know of the death, on 29th January 2010, of Mr James Stewart, former Microanalyst in the School of Chemistry.
Mr Stewart was appointed to his post in 1955, having previously worked as the deputy head of ICIs microananalytical laboratory in Manchester. At Leeds, Mr Stewart used specialised techniques to carry out analyses of a wide range of organic materials in order to ascertain the quantity of each of the constituent parts. The information yielded by this kind of analysis was crucial to the work of the Department of Organic Chemistry but Mr Stewart also carried out some investigative work on materials for the other two Departments in the School of Chemistry, for Colour Chemistry and for a number of other parts of the University. A first-class microanalyst, he enjoyed a high reputation for the valuable service he provided.
Mr Stewart took early retirement from his post in 1982.
Published: 24 March 2010