Obituary: Professor Patrick Benaben

13 April 1948 – 21 June 2021


Obituary: Prof. Dr. Patrick Benaben

Our European representative from France Professor Patrick Benaben passed away on 21 June 2021. He performed his career at Ecole national Supérieure des Mines de Sain-Etienne where he was head of the Surface Treatment Department and later the Printed Electronics Department. After retirement from university, he continued to be active as consultant in surface technology and was known as an expert in decorative and functional plating of nickel and chromium. In 2011 he received the William Blum NASF Scientific Achievement Award. We have lost a passionate colleague and friend.