In Memoriam: Ralph B. Dinwiddie
Ralph B. Dinwiddie passed away 9 April at his home in Tennessee. He was 62 years old.
Dinwiddie worked as a senior research scientist with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for 30 years, often referring to his job as being like a little boy in a toy store.
Considered a world leader in the area of infrared thermography, some of Dinwiddie's favorite research opportunities included investigating the Hunley, examining paintings and their alleged relation to Jack the Ripper, and developing a nanocomposite separator, for which he and his colleagues received the R&D 100 Award.
For several years, Dinwiddie was an active participant as an author, session chair, and program committee member for the SPIE ThermoSense conference. He was also chair or co-chair for the 2000, 2001 and 2009 ThermoSense conferences.
He was an instrumental member of the Board of Governors of the International Thermal Conductivity Conference, having served as president, chairman, historian, and conference host.
Read the full obituary at ThermoSense.