December 9, 2016
Dear AFS Colleagues,
With deep sadness, I want to relate to you that our dear friend, Prof. Kuo-Jen Hwang of Tamkang University, Chair of WFC 12 and Chair of INDEFI, passed away on December 5, 2016. KJ has long been a friend of the AFS since 2004 when we hosted the WFC 9 in New Orleans. In the past four years, KJ has devoted his full energy and time to organize the WFC 12 with his team, making it a true success as many witnessed in Taipei in April.
KJ, we will forever miss you! You have shown by example how to run a successful WFC and we will carry that spirit forward in the WFC 13 in San Diego in 2020. Not only the fluid-particle separation community will miss a valuable expert in the field, AFS will also miss our dear friend and colleague, who always greeted us with a warm smile on his face. Our sincere condolences go to his wife and family.
Chair, INDEFI and WFC 13