Obituary – Dr Tom Davies

Fellows' Lounge
4 Jan 2016

It is with a great sense of loss, but also with a celebration of his lifetime achievements that I report the death of Dr Tom Davies. Tom retired as Reader at the School of Materials, University of Manchester (UMIST), UK, in the 1990s after around 30 years of meritorious service. For several years he served as Editorial Board Chairman for the journal Powder Metallurgy published by IOM3 and gave generously of his talent and time for this purpose and other things. I had the privilege of being one of his former PhD students (he supervised more than 30 PhDs to completion) and also served as his post-doctoral researcher.

The passing away of Dr Davies was communicated to his former colleagues at the University of Manchester, many of whom are now retired, by a former colleague of his and a current senior academic in the school of materials, Professor Robert Young, FRS. Dr Davies leaves behind his spouse, Betti Davies, children Wyre and Sian, and grandchildren.

Professor Abraham Ogwu FIMMM FinstP