Professor Georgy Makhviladze 1945 – 2017

The IFE was saddened to hear of the news that Professor Georgy Makhviladze sadly passed away on 31 May 2017.

“After more than 20 years in the Institute for Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Georgy was appointed as the Chair in Fire and Explosion Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in 1993. In 1994 he established the UCLan Centre in Fire and Explosion Studies and made an enormous contribution to the development of Fire Safety Engineering nationally and internationally. He performed and oversaw numerous projects in fire safety engineering research and education in the UK, Russia, France, Canada and other countries.”

– Dr Andrei Chamchine PhD MEng CEng MEI, International Lead for School of Engineering, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

“I remember Georgy well and his significant influence in moving fire engineering forward and achieving Engineering Council recognition which proved to be a very demanding period for the Institution. He was a highly respected member and supporter of the Institution in particular, by the many students who benefited from his tuition, guidance and support.”

– George Almond CBE OStJ DL MSc FIFireE (Life) FCIPD, Retired Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive, IFE Past President

The IFE wish to express their appreciation for Professor Georgy Makhviladze’s significant involvement and contribution to Fire Engineering and send their condolences to Georgy’s wife and family at this very sad time.