The University is saddened to announce the death on Saturday of Professor Martyn Farley, a member of University Court since 1983, representing the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Professor Farley contributed immensely to the University and was elected by Court to serve on the University of Bath Council from 2000 to 2006. He also served on the Ethics Committee and the Buildings Committee.
Professor Farley worked for nearly 40 years with Bristol/Rolls Royce Aero Engines in various roles, including Divisional Director, Head of Design and Chief Engineer.
Professor Farley was designated Emeritus Professor of the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham and Cranfield University in 1986. He was Professor and Head of Department of Management Sciences at the Royal Military College of Science from 1975 to 1984 and Vice-Chairman, School of Management and Mathematics, RMCS Faculty of Cranfield Institute of Technology, from 1984 to 1986.
He also acted in a variety of roles for institutions including Brunel, Bristol, Loughborough and Luton universities, NASA and US universities. He was a Freeman of the City of London and was elected International Engineer of 1984 by the US Institute for Advancement of Engineering.