Message of condolence
It is with regret that we make the announcement that Brian McCarthy passed away on 22 May 2020 at the age of 65.
For those colleagues who didn’t know Brian he began his research and industrial career as a group manager responsible for Science at the Wool Industry Research Association (WIRA). Managing WIRA’s R&D portfolio of chemistry and biology projects, he oversaw the commissioning of a new microbiology facility.
At BTTG®, Brian was responsible for disseminating the research outputs from the post graduate training scheme, working very closely with Paul Hamlyn. His work was transferred to the Knowledge Transfer Network when direct government funding to institutes such as ours was withdrawn. Brian left at the point where British Textile Technology Group ceased to rely on government funded research work and instead tuned its attention to commercial testing and certification work.
A strong link to a different age has passed away with him. Our sympathies are with his family and friends.