Dear colleagues, 

With great sadness, I wanted to share with you the news that Vince Grassi, who served as CAST Division Chair many years ago, passed away on May 3, 2020
after a protracted battle with esophageal cancer. He was 64. Vince was an alumnus of our department, having completed his MS and PhD degrees with Prof. Bill Luyben
while still working full time at Air Products & Chemicals Inc. 

A more detailed posting of his career highlights at Air Products, and later at Lehigh, as well as his active role in AICHE, can be found at this link

In particular, he stood out at Lehigh as an outstanding instructor, as indicated by the two videos that our students put together, 
one before he passed away, hoping for his recovery, and one on his memorial. 

Vince is survived by his wife Kim Grassi,  daughter Christine and sister Susan. 


Mayuresh V. Kothare
R. L. McCann Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Bioengineering Dept. Affiliated Faculty
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (by courtesy)
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