Ronald G. Cavell | March 12, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 11 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 11 | p. 53 | Obituaries
Issue Date: March 12, 2018

Ronald G. Cavell

Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS News, obituaries
Credit: Courtesy of the University of Alberta
Ronald Cavell.
Credit: Courtesy of the University of Alberta

Ronald G. Cavell, 79, died on Nov. 25, 2017, in Edmonton, Alberta.

“Ronald Cavell was elected a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) in 1975. He received the CIC’s inaugural Alcan Lecture Award in 1979 for distinguished contributions in inorganic or electrochemistry in Canada. He was a founding member of the Canadian Institute for Synchrotron Radiation, which was formed to help found the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan. He became a founding member of the CLS Board of Directors and helped guide the facility from concept and design through to construction. In recognition of those efforts, he received the Saskatchewan government’s prestigious Saskatchewan Distinguished Service Award in March 2009.”—Cathy Bailey, daughter

Most recent title: emeritus professor of chemistry, University of Alberta

Education: B.Sc., chemistry, McGill ­University, 1958; Ph.D., chemistry, ­University of British Columbia, 1962

Survivors: daughter, Cathy; son, Robb; two grandchildren

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