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Professor Frank Wallace

Internal News - 28 January 2009

Professor Frank Wallace dies aged 84

A message from Professor J Gary Hawley, Dean and Medlock Chair of Engineering:

I regret to announce that Professor Emeritus Frank J Wallace, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning (27 January 2009). He had been ill with cancer.

Frank was appointed to a Chair in the Department in 1966 and right up until a few months ago, at the age of 84, was actively assisting with the supervision of PhD students and writing technical papers.

Small in stature but colossal in presence, Frank will be deeply missed by many.

His family would like to hold a reception at the University so that colleagues and friends can take a few moments to celebrate with them, the life of a great man. I will keep you informed of these arrangements.

Funeral details will be published on the University homepage when they are confirmed.