Yesterday morning a gathering of School members held a morning tea to farewell Dr Bill McKee, who has been a Visiting Fellow in the School since 2003.

Dr McKee completed a BSc (Hons) at Adelaide University in 1966, before pursuing a MSc at Flinders. He was awarded his PhD at Cambridge in 1971, prior to a position as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

A stint as a Queens Fellow in Marine Science at Monash University preceded his appointment as a Lecturer at the UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics, where he eventually progressed to Senior Lecturer.

Dr McKee's research interests lie in water wave problems; more particularly, wave forces on structures and the effects of variations in depth, currents or lateral boundaries on water waves.

A/Prof Ian Doust said a few words commemorating Dr McKee’s contribution to the School, while Dr McKee reflected on his decades of service at UNSW, fondly recalling the early days of his appointment.

We wish Dr McKee all the very best for the future.