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Adrian Anthony Pollock

September 2, 1943 ~ June 21, 2018 (age 74)
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Message from Shawn Jefferds
January 13, 2020 11:34 AM

I hadn't spoken to Adrian much after leaving Mistras Group a few years ago, so was saddened to hear of his passing. He was that one person I always looked forward to visiting with when I was in New Jersey. His wit, his personality made me immediately want to spend time with him. Some intelligent persons can come off as standoffish, but not Adrian. I believe he recognized that no man can possess all knowledge, I always felt he valued others experiences and wanted to hear their perspectives in a given situation. The world is a less wonderful place for his loss.
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A candle was lit by A fellow admirer of Arthur Eddington & Andrew J. Galambos. on August 17, 2019 5:55 PM
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A candle was lit by Blessings on March 24, 2019 11:12 PM
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A candle was lit by Rest in peace on March 16, 2019 9:31 PM
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A candle was lit by Kristian Mathis, Charles University, Prague on January 4, 2019 3:03 PM
Message from West Wales
November 29, 2018 8:24 AM

So sad to hear of Adrian's passing. We had lost contact since he moved to America. I only just found out whilst I was trying to trace him on the internet, with a view to meeting up, as I am planning to visit New York. We spent many happy times together in the late 60's and early 70's. My condolences to his family and all who knew him. "Rest in peace Adrian"
Garry A. Jones
Message from Christian C. Steputat, P.E. - Florida, U.S.A.
November 22, 2018 9:07 PM

I just received this truly sad and devastating news. I had the pleasure to have Adrian as an Acoustic Emission [AE] Professor and Friend, and had the privilege of attending his remarkable Acoustic Emission ASNDT Level I, II & III Certification Courses, between 1991 and 2015, in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, at both Physical Acoustics and Mistras, and often consulted with him on special AE topics. He will truly be missed as an amazing individual, professor, instructor, unique scientist and one of the Founders of Acoustic Emission [AE] Technology. Deepest condolences - he will never be forgotten, Christian.
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A candle was lit by Lester Robinson on October 26, 2018 9:51 AM
Message from Andrew Geake
July 1, 2018 6:12 PM

Many happy memories of the basement at Eastfield Park, Adrian's family home at Weston. Adrian, Tigg and others formed a holiday time group during secondary school. The basement ceiling was too low really for table tennis - not that that stopped us trying, but I also remember extensive war games with toy soldiers, landscape features and much much more, measuring rods and what seemed like a very complex rule book, but it could all be left and games lasting several days.

Then there was Eastfield Park itself, a private residents park, but great for a group of secondary school boys to play in, and the year we had snow a good slope for the use of metal tea trays.

I moved away at 16 and so l really lost close contact with most of the"Gang", but I always remembered Adrian as a boy (as he was then) of great intellect. That memory remains.
Message from Mark Bergstrand
July 1, 2018 2:21 PM

Very sorry for your loss Andrew.
Your father has helped me in so many ways throughout my years with Mistras.
The amazing classes I attended with him aside, I very frequently contacted him for advice and ideas to help me get to to position I am in now. I actually saved every email response I got from him as to me it was an honor.

I at first was somewhat surprised that he was always there to help some "no-name" tech out out west, but I soon learned that he would always be there to give me his time, valuable advice and insight to further my career.
I owe a great deal to the man you called your Dad.
I will not ever forget it or him, he changed my life my friend.
Message from Stephanie (Vahaviolos) Foglia
June 29, 2018 6:42 PM

Jane, Cameron and Andrew,

It is with much sadness that I write this. I adored Adrian. I have known him for almost my entire life. When I think of the original and one and only
Physical Acoustics Corportaion, I think of him. He was cherished and admired by my father. He always had the sweetest and most loving smile, followed by, “hello stephie”, each time I would pass him. We spoke frequently as his illness led him to stop working. Always the kindest gentlemen. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I received this news while aboard and will not return in time for the services. My heart goes out to you all.

With love, Stephanie.
Message from Johnny Masters
June 29, 2018 5:02 PM

Joining with Tigg and Ruth, with fond memories of our Cedar House days, our sharing of a Daimler Dart SP250, walking many hills, and before that Adrian's great days at Senior School, he being in the heady world of the Upper Sixth. Thank you, Adrian, and may you be in rest with God.
Message from Michael Allgaier
June 29, 2018 2:36 PM

Adrian was a colleague for decades. He first gained my respect through the ASNT local section work and then in the national ASNT committee work. As a colleague for 8 years at Mistras, Inc., Princeton Jct., NJ he continued to impress me and all with whom he came into contact with his unparalleled depth of knowledge of AE and science. He single handedly taught more people his knowledge of AE and love of science than any other person I know. I will be sorely missed. But more importantly his love of family was obvious. His pride in his sons' accomplishments was a tremendous reflection of his and his wife's successful parenting. God Bless his soul and peace to his family. Mike Allgaier
Message from London
June 29, 2018 1:54 PM

We send our deepest sympathies to Adrian’s family and friends and colleagues, especially Jane, Andrew and Cameron. There are many happy memories – playing trains in the attic in Weston-Super-Mare (Tigg), Adrian inventing a sound-to-light machine with his Imperial College friend in swinging London late 1960s (in addition to his serious work), and the big flat we all shared – Cedar House, Kensington.
Love Tigg and Ruth
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A candle was lit by Tigg & Ruth Savery on June 29, 2018 1:51 PM
Message from Jason Dong
June 29, 2018 11:41 AM

Condolence from Mistras International

1. From Japan
I am extremely shocked to hear such a sad news. I met him first time in 1980 while he was with Dunegan Endevco, serving as technical director. He was such a great scientist, having made tremendous contributions in the AE science and engineering. I had lots of discussions with him on AE fundamentals and applications. He always gave me good suggestions, so that I could come to best solutions. I really miss that time spending with him. I would like to send my deepest condolence to his family.

Shigenori Yuyama, PHD

2. From France
Very Sad day,
We have lost a delicious and cultivated Man, a scientist as we consider in the “siècle de lumière” in Europe in 18th of century . He is for me much more than an example.
I would like to send my condolence to his family

Alain Proust (France)

3. From Malaysia
It is indeed a very sad moment for all of us at PAM to hear Dr Adrian demise. I had the honour of meeting him in NJ USA. Such a great gentleman and a learned professor. Will miss him very much. May God grant him eternal rest and peace. Amen.

From Mike Loke and PAM staff in Malaysia.

4. From Sweden
I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. I remember Adrian visited me when I worked for Endevco in Sweden, must have been in the early 80-ties. He came over to help me with an AE short course. He was a very good teacher and he did inspire me allot learn more and work harder with Acoustic Emission. Thank you Adrian.

Leif Norman

5. From Brazil
Our deepest condolences of all the Brazilian team
He was and always will be a great friend.
Peacefulness to the family, are our sincere wishes.

Pedro Feres Filho

6. From Russia
Our deep condolences to the family. One of the founders of AE technology has gone. Peace to his soul. We all lost the unique scinetist, great teacher and good friend.


7. From China
Our deepest condolences from China Team.
He was and always will be a great friend.
Peacefulness to the family, are our sincere wishes.

Fengjing Xu
Mistras/Physical Acoustics Corp. Beijing Office

8. From India

Heartfelt condolenses from Team India.

We had previledge of hosting Dr. Adrian Pollock in India back in 2009.
He imparted 1 weeks AE Level-II course to Team India.
He was an extraordinary Teacher and great phisicist.

Dr. Adrian Pollock's "grand grand father" was Mayor of Bombay in 1856.
We both located him in one of the church in Bombay, where his cremetion was done.
Dr.Pollock did spend good 2 hours with his grand grand father in Bombay. It indeed was dream come true for him, when he located the grave of his grand grand father.

Very fond memories of him during his visit to India.

We lost wonderful teacher.

Rest in peace.

With best regards
VN Rao - Managing Director

9. From Germany
Hello AE colleagues,
we all know and respect Adrian since a long time.
I know him since 1980 the Dunegan time as he teached me the distribution Analyser oft the 3000 System and the MARSE.
I also remember bis Humor.
Sad news that dies with 74. Prostata Cancer?
Adrian where are you ? Rest in heaven- peace.
Besteht Regards
Joachim Sell
Message from Debbie Bedard
June 28, 2018 9:52 PM

Dear Jane, Andrew and Cameron,

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of a great man and a good friend. May prayers help you through this difficult time.

Sincerely, Debbie & Paul Bedard
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A candle was lit by Debbie & Paul Bedard on June 28, 2018 9:40 PM
Expression of Sympathy

A Basket Garden was sent by Esteban and Obdulia Ley on June 28, 2018
Message from Obdulia Ley
June 28, 2018 7:47 PM

Jane, Andrew and Cameron
My deepest condolences. I don't have words to express the loss to the community. We will miss him greatly every day. I am grateful for the chance I had to meet and work with Adrian for 10 years. I hope the feeling of loss is soon replaced by the great memories you have of him. I send you all a big hug.
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A candle was lit by Obdulia Ley on June 28, 2018 7:38 PM
Message from Phil and Jo Cole
June 28, 2018 6:07 AM

We knew Adrian as a friend and colleague for nearly forty years having run many UK and international AE courses together. Adrian was an enthusiast for AE and its associated materials and physics subjects, inspiring those he taught, who will undoubtedly remember him.
Adrian implemented and supported our AE certification program over decades, without which the business and technology would be much poorer. I will remember Adrian as always positive and wanting to help in any way he was able. He will be sadly missed.
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A candle was lit by Phillip Cole on June 28, 2018 5:41 AM
Message from Donald P Blanchette
June 27, 2018 2:31 PM

I am at a lost for the right words to express the passing of a great teacher and my dear friend. I came across his thesis on Acoustic Emission from Solids Undergoing Deformation and he included a quote "From the midst of that radiance, the natural sound of reality, reverberating like a thousand thunders simultaneously sounding, will come. That is the natural sound of thine own real self. Be not daunted thereby, nor terrified, nor awed."
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A candle was lit by Tatiana Petersen on June 26, 2018 8:57 AM
Message from Tatiana Petersen
June 26, 2018 8:56 AM

I extend my sincere condolences and grieve for the loss of the great scientist, researcher and pedagogue, who were the upstanding member of the scientific acoustic community and a kind man.
I am throwing flowers into the Moscow River in a sign of my respect and memory to Dr., Professor Adrian Polloc …
Message from Nassos Anastasopoulos
June 26, 2018 4:47 AM

Great teacher, great scientist and great man. A big loss for Mistras Group and the Acoustic Emission community. Condolence to his family and friends.
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A candle was lit by Nassos Anastasopoulos on June 26, 2018 4:40 AM
Message from Sheila McRae Hazel
June 25, 2018 9:09 PM

So so sorry for the loss of your husband! I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace.
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A candle was lit by Sheila McRae Hazel on June 25, 2018 9:03 PM
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A candle was lit by Hermann Schubert on June 25, 2018 5:00 PM
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A candle was lit by Herman Schoorlemmer on June 25, 2018 3:07 PM
Message from herman schoorlemmer
June 25, 2018 3:06 PM

A dear friend and our teacher passed, it is a big loss. We condoleance Adrians family and relatives and wish them comfort in a difficult time.

High personal regards from the acoustic emission engineers team in The Netherlands,

Herman Schoorlemmer.
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A candle was lit by Andreas Wende - MISTRAS South America on June 25, 2018 3:04 PM
Message from Arturo Nunez
June 25, 2018 2:06 PM

Adrian was an incredible person. Incredibly smart and always with a smile on his face. I met him back in 2001 when I started working at Physical Acoustics Corporation. I was fortunate enough to attend one of his classes and it was immediately clear that he was so full of knowledge and always willing to share it. He took extra time to make sure a concept was understood by his students and tried different approaches until the concept was clear.
He made so many contributions in the world of Acoustic Emission.
He touched many many lives and a lot of us learned something from him
He will be missed
My condolences to his family
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A candle was lit by Arturo Nunez on June 25, 2018 2:00 PM
Message from David Bajula - ASNT Chairman of the Board
June 24, 2018 10:37 AM

On behalf Adrian's colleges here at ASNT, may I extend our deepest sympathy at the passing of Dr. Pollock. He is an icon in the world of NDT and his contributions to Acoustic Emission and the world at large will be greatly missed. May you and your family find comfort and peace during the celebration of his life.
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A candle was lit by David Bajula - ASNT Chairman of the Board on June 24, 2018 10:33 AM
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