In memoriam: An appreciation of past members

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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 

Roger Talbot Moore AIMMM, 26 July 1937 - 30 June 2014

Fred Traice, former President of the Cleveland Institution of Engineers, passed away on 11 October 2013 in Harrogate. He worked at British Steel for many years, was heavily involved in the design of Redcar Blast Furnace and was an active member and eventually Chairman of the European Ironmaking Research Committee.

Peter Welford, who has died aged 98, studied at Cambridge with Alan Turing, worked in a lab with Margaret Thatcher and was employed on a number of projects throughout his career including improving weather resistance of the material used to coat steel and aluminium sheet for external cladding of buildings.

Christopher Michael (Mike) Sellars made outstanding contributions in research and in teaching metallurgy. He entered the University of Sheffield as an undergraduate in 1953, later becoming a member of staff and, excepting temporary appointments overseas, he continued to serve the University well beyond his formal retirement in 2001.

My first acquaintance with Arthur was in 1952 when he came to the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough having completed his period of National Service in the RAF.

John Hunt was an eminent metallurgist who will be remembered as a pioneer in the field of solidification research.

John Tattersall was ex-President of the Hong Kong Branch and an internationally renowned engineering geologist.