Dear ICTAC Members, Dear Friends,
I am very sorry to have to inform you that a Great Man, one of the most famous specialists in the thermal analysis field,
Dr Takeo Ozawa passed away on October 2, 2012.
It is not necessary to introduce Dr. Takeo Ozawa among the Members of the international community relating to thermal analysis. His contribution to the development of heterogeneous kinetics of chemical reactions as well as to the development of research techniques in thermal analysis for all of us is well known. He also served the thermal analysis and calorimetry community with his involvement in ICTAC and was President of ICTAC from 1992 to 1996. Just a few months ago, he participated with us in the organization of 15th ICTAC Congress in Osaka. Unanimously, the ICTAC Executive had proposed him to deliver the 2012 Robert Mackenzie Memorial Lecture, which we consider to be the highest ICTAC distinction. He won the respect and admiration of everyone for his quiet and efficient service to the community. He will be greatly missed for his friendly personality.
We are deeply grieved.
On behalf of ICTAC Members and ICTAC Executive
Prof. Andrzej Malecki
President of ICTAC
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