Dear Colleagues,

It is with a very heavy heart that I convey the sad news that Professor Chris Floudas passed away yesterday in Greece. Chris has been a principal pillar of the CAST community and one of the most respected scholars in the world. He will be remembered as a devoted husband and father, a genuine friend, a caring mentor, and a dedicated researcher.

His funeral will take place in Greece on Wednesday. A memorial service in his honor is being scheduled at Texas A&M.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they deal with such a calamity.

He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace!


Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi
Professor and Holder of the McFerrin Professorship
The Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering
Managing Director of TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-3122
Phone (979)845-3484
Fax  (979) 845-6446
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