Dr John Baldas passed away peacefully on 18 May 2017. A private funeral was held in Horsham, Victoria.
Dr Baldas was employed at the Australian Radiation Laboratory in 1974 and remained with the agency when it became the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, retiring as Branch Head, Medical Radiation Services in January 2014.
Dr Baldas was a world authority on technetium chemistry and his work impacted the clinical delivery of nuclear medicine in Australia and internationally. He made significant contributions to the Australian nuclear medicine and radiation protection communities.
John will be missed by ARPANSA staff and the wider radiation protection community.