We sadly announce the death of the distinguished hydrogeologist Paul Younger.
After studying at Newcastle University and Oklahoma State University, Paul returned to Newcastle University for his Ph.D. on numerical modelling of water resource systems. He went on to establish the Hydrogeochemical Engineering Research and Outreach group at Newcastle and became a Professor there in 2001. He also served as Public Orator (2004–2010) and as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement (2008–2010). In 2012 he moved to Glasgow University to lead their Energy Institute.
His research was broad, spanning geology, water resources, hydrogeology, environmental engineering and most recently low-carbon energy, notably deep geothermal energy, underground coal gasification with carbon capture and storage, and hydropower. He is perhaps most renowned for his internationally leading research on minewater remediation, which was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2005. His contribution to science and engineering was recognised at the highest levels when he was honoured as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2007 and as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2016.
We offer our sincere condolences to his colleagues and family.