Sad News on Prof. Thomas Gessner


We regret to inform you that Prof. Thomas Gessner, Principal Investigator at AIMR, passed away on May 25, 2016. Prof. Gessner was a longtime member of the AIMR and a friend of many.

He has served as a director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS and as a director of the Center for Microtechnologies at Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany. He has also dedicated for many years to the joint research on micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) with Prof. Masayoshi Esashi, Principal Investigator at AIMR. Through their long-standing efforts, the AIMR-Fraunhofer Project Center for NEMS/MEMS Devices and Manufacturing Technologies at Tohoku University has been established. We were very fortunate to have worked with him who was engaged in strengthening further collaborative ties with the AIMR.

We are extremely saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Prof. Gessner. We would like to express our deepest condolences to his family and his colleagues.

We pray that his soul may rest in peace.


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