World-renowned applied clay scientist, Professor Chris Breen, passed away on 12 February 2018 in Sheffield (UK). He was born on 20 January 1955 and raised in Liverpool. Chris obtained his degree in Chemistry and his PhD at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, in 1976 and 1980, respectively. He held the post of Staff Demonstrator in Physical Chemistry at the University of Exeter from 1979 to 1981 when he moved to a lectureship in Physical Chemistry at Dublin City University, Ireland, where he was integral in setting up the BSc (Hons) degree in Analytical Science. Chris stayed in Dublin for six...

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