EuroScience has learned with great sadness that ing. Pierpaolo Ferrante died on August 5, 2018 after being hit by a stroke a few days after ESOF2018.
Pierpaolo was one of the drivers behind the Trieste bid to organize ESOF2020. Apart from his professional activities as an engineer and project manager he has been very active in the Trieste area; he was for example president of the entity for developing the industrial zone of Trieste. He also taught in the faculty of architecture of the University of Trieste. Recently the Municipality of Trieste made him responsible for refurbishing the Porto Vecchio, the old Port Area of the Freeport of Trieste, which will be the venue for ESOF2020. Since the Trieste bid was announced we have witnessed the enormous dedication, expertise, experience and drive he brought to ESOF2020.
Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and loved ones.
Prof Michael Matlosz, president EuroScience
Dr Peter Tindemans, Secretary General