In memoriam: An appreciation of past members

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

David Barradell was instrumental in promoting developments in the steelmaking process at British Steel in the 80s and 90s, as well as an excellent mentor of younger technologists

Bob Waugh was one of the world’s top electron optical engineers, and developed the first commercial focused ion beam, which is now used in laboratories worldwide for transmission electron microscopy specimen preparation and surface chemical analysis

Robert Moskovic, the son of Jewish Holocaust survivors, gained an international reputation in the nuclear power industry

To many, Charlie Geddes and his wife were the SPRA. Together they attended local meetings, IOM3 Local Society Forums, British Plastics Federation and the Horners’ Company events as representatives, indeed ambassadors, for SPRA.

Dr Wally Eldred had a lifelong career in the nuclear industry. He died in December 2015.

Steve, an excellent rubber technologist and a gifted compounder, died in December 2015

Dr Tom Davies 1934-2014

Professor Brian Wilshire OBE FREng 1937–2015

Dr Stephen Anthony Court FIMMM 1958–2015

Eur Ing Adrian Williams CEng FIMMM 1940–2015 died on 5 March 2015