Tuesday, April 24, 2018

United Kingdom: Geothermal Energy Pioneer Professor Paul Younger Passes

Professor Paul Younger - A Tribute (University of Glasgow)

Professor Paul Younger, who held the University of Glasgow's Rankine Chair in the School of Engineering, has died peacefully at the age of 55.

Professor Paul Younger
Professor Younger was an internationally-renowned hydrogeologist and environmental engineer.

He was a member of staff at the University of Glasgow from August 2012 to March 2017, when he took early retirement. In addition to his academic focus on energy engineering he was a member of Court and served on the University Estates Committee.

Latterly his academic focus had been on geothermal and other aspects of water-related renewable energy, and the elimination of pollution and carbon emissions in the energy sector. During the construction of the University’s district heating scheme in 2014/15, he was a member of the project board and championed the exploitation of the system as a teaching resource for engineering students.

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