Emeritus Professor Christopher Sheppard

Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death, on Thursday 22 September 2022, of Emeritus Professor Christopher Sheppard.

Chris was formerly Professor of Applied Thermodynamics and Combustion Science in the School of Mechanical Engineering.

Chris was educated at Isleworth Grammar School and studied Mechanical Engineering at the Leeds, where he obtained his BSc (Hons) in 1966. He was then employed by Rolls Royce at Bristol, first as a Graduate Apprentice, then as a Combustion Development Engineer, working on the Olympus 593 engine that powered the Concorde. He returned to Leeds as a PhD student in 1968 and his researches on “Electrical Phenomena in Flames” resulted in the award of the PhD in 1971. He was persuaded to return to Leeds to take up the post of Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1974, where his undergraduate teaching was to cover applied thermodynamics, combustion, refrigeration, air conditioning and nuclear engineering. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1988 and to Chair in 1994. Chris retired in 2010 after thirty-six years’ service.

An obituary is being prepared.

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