It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that Prof Adrian Todd, SCCS’s founder, has died.adriantodd

A pioneer of research into carbon capture and storage, Prof Todd founded SCCS in 2005, leading it until 2011. The partnership has since grown to become the UK’s largest CCS research group, with six member organisations and more than 100 academics.

A chemical then petroleum engineer, Prof Todd completed both his PhD and first degree at Loughborough. After three years at Shell, in 1972, he joined Heriot-Watt University, where he spent the rest of his career. He describes his life, career and research in a fascinating and very readable memoir published last year.

Prof Todd is survived by his wife, Valerie, and his daughter, Becky and her family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday 6th August at 11am at Charlotte Chapel, 58 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh. All welcome.

Read our interview with Prof Todd, published in March 2021, to mark SCCS’s 15th Anniversary.

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