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Dr. Garth Wilkes, ChemEngr,  in research laboratory

In Memoriam: Distinguished Professor Emeritus Garth L. Wilkes

It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that we announce the passing of Prof. Garth L. Wilkes, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, on October 21, 2016. Wilkes will be remembered for his phenomenal contributions as an outstanding mentor and educator, and a pioneer researcher to the university and the fields of polymer science and engineering. A memorial service will be held to celebrate, honor, and remember this phenomenal man. He will be truly missed.

As per Garth’s expressed wish, the memorial will be held next year (2017) at the German Club in Blacksburg, Virginia on his birthday, May 22.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate, honor, and remember this phenomenal man.