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 Notifications of members who have passed away should be sent to

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

Dr Ranendra (Ranen) Dutta, was a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) from the 1970s. He was also associated with Lurgi, Germany, in its non-ferrous metals division and with Brixlegg Secondary Copper plant, owned by Austria Metals and Lurgi.

Professor Raymond Edward Smallman CBE DSc FREng FRS FIMMM, former Head of Department of Physical Metallurgy and Science of Materials at the University of Birmingham, died on 25 February 2015

Ian Chaston, 1931–2014, started his metallurgical career in Thailand, in the tin industry, but his subsequent career took him all over the world, and his speciality, at which he excelled, was heavy media separation. 

Jim was a longstanding member of the British Tunneling Society and made significant contributions to the tunneling industry, as well as being an active member of MinSouth for many years, in recognition of which he received the Institute's Outstanding Service award in 2003

Peter Haydock Scholes BMet MIMMM, 1927–2014