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In Memoriam

Frank Silvio Marzano

Professor Frank Silvio Marzano,
Professor Frank Silvio Marzano,


ICTP was saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Frank Silvio Marzano, a longtime collaborator with ICTP’s Earth System Physics (ESP) section.

Frank was professor of electromagnetics and radar meteorology at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He was the Director of the Center of Excellence on Remote Sensing and Hydro- Meteorological Modeling (CETEMPS), in L’Aquila, and Vice-Director of LMAST(Laurea Magistrale in Atmospheric Science and Technology for Meteorology and Climate). He was a former colleague of several ESP members and contributed to the recognition of the ESP Postgraduate Diploma in the LMAST M.S. programme, allowing Diploma courses to be counted as credits in the LMAST programme for Diploma students accepted to the master's programme.

Frank was a great scientist recognised in the international scientific community, and also an inclusive leader always keen to communicate in a constructive way without leaving anybody behind. He will be missed by his colleagues and friends at ICTP; our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.