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Vale Professor George Collins

Posted 17 November 2014 - 3:44pm

It is with great sadness that we report the sudden death of our friend, colleague and CRCLCL Board member Professor George Collins. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, children and family. 

George passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, after having spent two days with us at the CRCLCL Annual Forum presenting sessions in his own inimitable and typically enthusiastic and engaging style. He was a highly valued member of the CRC for Low Carbon Living’s board, generously sharing with us his valuable insights, knowledge, experience and time – we will miss him greatly.

Translating research into world-changing industrial practice was George’s passion and he had built a stellar reputation for his work in this area. He was also a good humoured, tenacious and highly likeable human being.

George was Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Development at Swinburne University, past Chief Executive Officer of the CRC for Alloy Solidification Technology, Professor of Materials Science in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland and Chief of Research at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.

George had earned international recognition for his research in the field of plasma surface engineering.

George’s fine work will continue through the many he has taught, worked with and inspired.

A celebration of George's life and thanksgiving service will be held on Monday November 24, 2014 at 2:00pm in Gymea Baptist Church Tea Gardens Avenue, Kirrawee (Sydney). - See more at: