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6 Sep 2018

Book of Remembrance open for Professor Memis Acar

We are sad to inform colleagues that Professor Memis Acar from the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering passed away on August 8 2018 following a short illness.

The book of remembrance is now available outside the Wolfson School reception office (TW building) for those who wish to record their thoughts about Memis Acar and messages to his family.

Professor Acar made very significant contributions to the University. He gained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough in 1984 and remained at the University, progressing from research associate to professor. He served as a member of the University Council and Senate, and as Associate Dean Teaching. He was also warden of the Telford halls of residence for 10 years.

He gained a higher doctorate, DSc degree from Manchester University in 2010, recognising his substantial and sustained contribution to knowledge in Air and Water Jets in Textile Processing. His other research interests were in biomechanical modelling and he carried out extensive research on vehicle safety systems, developing car seat and head restraint designs for whiplash prevention.

Professor Acar’s funeral took place in Ankara, Turkey upon his parents’ request. There will be a memorial service at Loughborough University later in the year.

Professor Acar is survived by his wife Serpil, a fellow Professor in the Design School, two sons, Baris and Baran and two grandsons Sami and Oscar.

He will be sorely missed by staff and students across campus, and we offer our deepest condolences to his family at this sad time.