Hank Greenway (centre) with Hirokazu Takahashi (right) and Tim Colmer (left). Associate Professor Takahashi visited UWA during his PhD to conduct experiments on anoxia tolerance of rice seedlings (Takahashi et al. 2014 Annals of Botany 113, 851-859). Hank enjoyed international collaborations.
In addition to research, Hank displayed enormous enthusiasm for teaching and PhD student supervision. Hank treasured the opportunity to discuss ideas with research students. Hank adopted, and vigorously promoted, the philosophy of his own PhD supervisor Sir Rutherford (Bob) Robertson, that “you guide a PhD student to Rome and they end up in Stockholm, and isn’t Stockholm beautiful”. Hank empowered research students to develop and test their ideas.
Discussions with Hank frequently stimulated lateral thinking and new ideas. Hank made a positive difference to many plant scientists over many decades. Vale Hank Greenway!