It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Mohammad Mehdi Montazer Rahmati, Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tehran, Iran, on 18 November 2016 in his 55th year.
Mohammad will be most fondly remembered by everyone as a caring mentor and welcoming friend. He holds a B.Eng. degree in chemical engineering from Michigan State University in 1983, and a M.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1985, plus a B.A. and M.A. in French. Upon receiving his Ph.D. in 1989 from Oklahoma State University, Mohammad joined University of Tehran. We do not know exactly the size of Mohammad’s circle of friends. It is very large, composed of former students, colleagues at University, engineers in industry and academics. Mohammad’s research was world class. His work was of a very high quality and generally focused toward solving or understanding industrial problems. We shall remember him as a great man, with immense charisma and deep humanity as well as being a talent natural educator and teacher. He will be thoroughly missed for many years to come at University of Tehran.