Dr. Charlie Geddes
It is with sadness and regret that we inform readers today that Dr. Charlie Geddes, a regular contributor to BP&R through his technical materials blog, died on 6th February 2016.
Charlie passed away with his family around him, following treatment last year for cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sheena, and their children and grandchildren.
The funeral takes place this Friday, 19th February at 11:00am at Kirkaldy Crematorium. Strictly no flowers. Donations in lieu to justgiving.com/cancerresearchuk
In memory of Charlie
After a first degree in Chemistry at Aberdeen University, Charlie completed his PhD thesis on ‘Isotactic Polymers’ and spent the next 3 years at RAPRA researching PVC decomposition.
After a further 3 years industrial R&D with a floor covering company, he joined Napier College in Edinburgh in 1970, where he was responsible for the polymer technology unit. After taking early retirement in 1996 he continued with part-time lecturing, short courses for industry and polymer consultancy.
More recently he was involved with the Council of the Scottish Plastics and Rubber Association as Communications Officer and, for the last 10 years, as Honorary Secretary.