Prof. Philip Lloyd of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) has passed away in Cape Town at the age of 81.
At the time of his death, Prof. Lloyd was a professor of energy at the university and a member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Born in Sheffield, UK, in 1936, Prof. Lloyd was involved in establishing Mosgas and pioneered South Africa’s pebble bed modular nuclear reactor. He was instrumental in starting Protec, an NGO offering Higher Grade mathematics and science to disadvantaged students before the 1994 advent of democracy in South Africa.
Prof. Mohamed Tariq Kahn of the CPUT Energy Institute describes his former colleague as “a jovial, knowledgeable and amicable person. Full of life, yet strong in his views on energy and sustainability, for which he had a passion. His professionalism and the way in which he made it his business to take care of the DUE/ICUE conferences at CPUT will be fondly remembered by us, as well as by the delegates and presenters over the years he spent as chairperson. Our sincere condolences go to his family.”
Source: EE plublishers