n Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa - Obituary: Emeritus Professor Michael Ewart Brown, FRSSAf (12 July 1938–31 May 2019)

Volume 74 Number 3
  • ISSN : 0035-919X
  • E-ISSN: 2154-0098
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The South African and international chemistry community, together with Rhodes University and the Royal Society of South Africa, mourns the passing of RSSAf Fellow and Emeritus Professor Michael (Mike) Brown, in Grahamstown on 31 May 2019 after a long illness. Mike Brown was born in 1938 in Johannesburg and matriculated from Highlands North Boys’ High School. His first degree, a BSc, was awarded by the University of the Witwatersrand. He was appointed to Rhodes University as a junior lecturer in 1962, completing his PhD degree in 1966. The newly graduated Dr Mike Brown completed a short stint as a Research Officer at the SA Chamber of Mines Research Laboratories in Johannesburg before returning to Rhodes University as a Lecturer in Chemistry in 1967. The Department of Chemistry at Rhodes University was to become his academic home for 36 years until his formal retirement in 2003. It was from here that he launched his long and distinguished academic career.

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