It is with great sadness that we were informed today of the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Lilian T. B. Gobbi in Brazil.

Dr. Gobbi (or simply Lilian) has been a long-standing member of ISPGR and an important figure in our field. She was a PhD student who trained under Dr. Patla in the 90’s, and held a Professor position at the University of Sao Paulo State, Rio Claro, Brazil. Lilian ran an exceptional program of research in Brazil, and moreover she was a phenomenal mentor taking every opportunity to welcome you into her home and family. She cared deeply for her students and colleagues and has left a legacy of talented researchers who continue to progress science forward with remarkable innovation and rigour.

Lilian touched the lives of so many of us. She was an outstanding teacher, an inspiring researcher, and a dear friend.

Contributed by

Kaylena Ehgoetz Martens

University of Waterloo