He passed away peacefully at home on 16 August 2022. Roger was a well-known and loved colleague at Loughborough, based in the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering. He started working at the University in 1982 as a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. In the same year he completed his PhD, Professor Goodall was then appointed as Head of the Department in 1990 before receiving the title of Professor in 1994.
Roger was an expert in Control Systems Engineering, and one of his main research activities was focused on active railway vehicle suspensions, in addition to aircraft flight control systems and advanced concepts for control technology in general. Through his research, he worked collaboratively with companies including BAE Systems and Bombardier Transportation.
He continued to be associated with Loughborough University until his death. Prior to his academic career, Roger spent several years working as a Junior Engineer at GEC-AEI Electronics Ltd and in various posts within the Research & Development Division at British Rail.
Roger was named a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has received several awards from these institutions, including the James Watt International Gold Medal in 2010.
The family of Roger are encouraging his colleagues and friends to donate to St Barnabas Hospice, which provided care for Roger whilst at home.