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

Dr Alfred James Kennedy qualified
with a degree in physics but made many distinguished scientific and technological contributions to metallurgy, many of them in an engineering oriented context.

Robert Waterhouse was an expert in fatigue and fretting, and worked at the University of Nottingham. He passed away on 4 October 2010, aged 88 years.

David Smalley was part of the packaging
establishment and worked tirelessly for the IOM3 packaging division.

Dr David Osborne was heavily involved with the Mining Institute of Scotland. He had a successful career in academia at the University of Strathclyde.

A Life Fellow of The Packaging Society, David Osborne passed away on 22
September, aged 82 years. He was an active contributor to packaging education and training from
the 1970s to 2000, delivering lectures on his specialist subject,

Professor Albert Davies

Albert Davies was a Past
President of the former Institution of Mining Engineers (IMinE). He died on 13 July 2010.

Edwin ‘Ted’ Smith

Ted Smith was born in 1931. He was an expert in flaw evaluation and the understanding of the integrity of engineering components

Professor Colin Bodsworth, who died in July 2010, was active in metallurgy.

Robert Brian Dunn

Robert Brian Dunn was a Lancashire man by birth, born in 1924 into a family engaged in coal mining for many generations. He died in late November 2008.

Nick Younger was born on 23 December 1934, and died in April 2010. He devoted his career to the realisation of new metallurgical processes.