Thursday, 21 April 2011

Sad news from Turkey

Güven and Neþe Önal in Falmouth at Reagents '04
Yesterday Prof. Güven Önal, of Istanbul Technical University, emailed me with the sad news that his wife Neþe passed away on April 5th after a short illness.

Güven and Neþe were good friends of ours, and we met up with them at various major conferences around the world. Neþe played an active part in the XXIII IMPC in Istanbul in 2006, for which Güven was Chairman.

Neþe was a lovely lady who I am sure will be remembered with affection by many in the minerals engineering community. Our thoughts are with Güven and his family at this time.


  1. Sorry to hear this Barry althoough i didn't know them.
    Nevill Rice, UK

  2. I met Professor Güven and Neþe, his wife, several times in many mineral conferences around the world including Brazil. Neþe was always smiling; a very sweet lady.
    My sincere condolences to Professor Güven Önal and his family.
    Mauricio L Torem
    PUC-Rio Brazil


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