Vale Professor Colin R. Ward

We are saddened to inform members that Emeritus Professor Colin Ward passed away in Sydney last night.

Emeritus Professor Colin Ward

Professor Ward had a distinguished academic and research career in sedimentology and coal geology.  He enthused and mentored many students through undergraduate and post-graduate teaching at University of New South Wales and University of Technology, Sydney.  Professor Ward was an author of several, benchmark textbooks and numerous papers, particularly in the fields of coal geology and mineral matter in coal.

Professor Ward was a past AIG President and Councillor.  He played a major role in developing AIG during its formative years.

Sincere condolences are extended by the Institute to Professor Ward’s family and friends.

Andrew Waltho
19 September 2018

2 responses to “Vale Professor Colin R. Ward”

  1. Dr. A K Bandopadhyay says:

    Shocked to hear the news. He was a renowned coal scientist. We quote his publications in our research papers. Irreparable loss in the field coal science.


    Passing away of Colin Ward is a great loss. He was a renowned scientist in the area of coal geology. Coal mineral matter, etc. His research papers are all classic and oft quoted. I quote his works frequently .

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