In memoriam: An appreciation of past members

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This page lists member obituaries. If you would like to contribute an obituary of an IOM3 member to be published here, please contact obituaries@iom3.org. Notifications of members who have passed away should be sent to membership@iom3.org.

Bill Jackson was a pioneer within IOM3 for the digital representation and presentation of materials information

Eric Hassall had a long career in the mining industry, being the youngest ever Area Chief Surveyor and eventually becoming a senior partner of Wardell Amstrong. He was also active in promoting greater understanding of science and engineering in society

Mark Tur was an expert in the implementation of antimicrobial copper technology and a fervent supporter of education and professional development initiatives

 

Ken Mills was one of the National Physical Laboratory’s most notable luminaries and his work was acknowledged as groundbreaking by steel industries around the world

Tom Smith was an active member and supporter of the mining communities and the last President of the National Association of Colliery Managers

Donald McLean was one of the greats of physical metallurgy and structural integrity who will be forever remembered in the annals of physical metallurgy among those leading the transformation of the discipline from a qualitative metallurgical art to a quantitative materials science

Jim Charles was resolutely a metallurgist interested in industrial processes and, through his intuitive understanding of the subject, he also made important contributions to archaeometallurgy

Les Erasmus was a recognised national and international authority on the role of nitrogen, microalloying and dual phase effects in structural and specialty steels

Keith Atkinson was a renowned geologist who also had a great interest in mineral processing

Arthur Brace was known as the Father of Anodizing and was instrumental in founding the International Hard Anodizing Association and the Aluminum Anodizers Council in the USA.

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