With great sadness, we received the news of the death of Professor Luc Vandeperre, our dear colleague.

He made an outstanding contribution to MAPP and will be painfully missed by many.

Luc was Deputy Director of the Centre for Advanced Structural Ceramics (CASC) at Imperial College London. His work encompassed near net-shaping and processing of ceramics, their structural performance and modelling of their thermo-mechanical response.

He published more than 120 papers and worked with industrial partners in the USA, Germany, France and the UK. Luc was a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

He was a Professor of Structural Ceramics at Imperial College London. The Department of Materials wrote about his tremendous contribution in this article online.

Condolences can be left on the website Forever Missed.