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In memoriam: Reza Mirzaeifar, associate professor of mechanical engineering


Mirzaeifar was an enthusiastic learner across many topics, earning himself the nickname of “walking Wikipedia” in his circle of friends. He passed away Oct. 19.

A memorial service for Mirzaeifar was held Oct. 22, with many friends and family attending. The family wishes to express their deepest thanks to Nicholas and Rebecca des Champs Professor and Department Head Azim Eskandarian and Professor Mehdi Ahmadian, who supported them throughout Mirzaeifar’s illness and assisted with many of the memorial arrangements.

“Reza was a true and accomplished scholar, a gentle friend, a kind advisor to his students, and an exemplary citizen of our ME Department and university,” said Eskandarian. “He always had a calm and humane demeanor with a staunch sense of responsibility, dedication, and commitment to his academic duties. His science was outstanding, his character was exemplary, and his kindness was boundless. He was a gentle soul and a beloved colleague and friend. His early passing certainly broke my heart and that of our colleagues. He is sorely missed.”