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Howard Evans

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Howard Evans (1907-1955) of the Mond Nickel Co

1955 Obituary [1]

We regret to have to record the sudden death on September 11th, of Mr. Howard Evans, superintendent of the Mond Nickel Company's research laboratory at Birmingham.

Mr. Evans was born in 1907 and, after studying metallurgy at Sheffield University, where he graduated A.Met. with the award of the Mappin Medal and Premium in 1930, he was employed in the research department of the Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company, Ltd., Manchester.

In 1938 he joined the development and research department of the Mond Nickel Company, Ltd., as research metallurgist in the Birmingham laboratory. In 1945 he was appointed principal assistant to the superintendent, and in May, 1954, superintendent of the laboratory.

Mr. Evans was elected a Fellow of the Institution of Metallurgists in 1946, and was a member of the Iron and Steel Institute, the Institute of Metals, and other societies, to which he has presented numerous technical papers on many metallurgical subjects. Last year he was president of the Birmingham Metallurgical Society.

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