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Death of Honorary Fellow

The University announces with deep regret the recent death of Honorary Fellow, Professor James Barrie Scuffham, on 10 May 2017.

Professor Scuffham graduated in chemistry from King’s College in Newcastle, and immediately began working in the industry in the 1950s. For nearly 40 years he worked for the Davy Corporation and, subsequently, Davy McKee Research and Development.

In later years, Professor Scuffham made a substantial contribution to the academic success of the University. He acted as a mentor to the HERO Group that won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the University in 2005, and was instrumental in helping establish the Sir Joseph Swan Institute. He also set up new collaborations between the University and several major international corporations.

Professor Scuffham was made an Honorary Fellow in 2009.   

published on: 19th May 2017

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