We are saddened to hear of the death of Prof. Anthony Kelly. A materials scientist who had a profound impact on the world through his work on composite materials. Known to his friends and colleagues as Tony, in the bigger world he enjoyed the soubriquet of 'the father of composite materials'. Without his pioneering work many of the products we take for granted today - from turbine blades to tennis racquets - would not be possible. He was an active contributor in his field until he died, peacefully in his sleep, on June 3rd.