TU/e PhD student dies in traffic accident

Last weekend, 26-year old PhD candidate at TU/e Giuseppe Melpignano from Maastricht died in a car accident. His girlfriend Kiki Frencken (25) did not survive the crash either. Giuseppe was doing a PhD track at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and was an active member within ICMS.

Giuseppe Melpignano has a degree in Mechanical Enigneering from TU/e. In 2013, he started a PhD track at prof. Jaap den Toonder's Microsystems Group. The group remembers him for his unfailing enthusiasm, his great empathy that made him a unifying factor within the group, and his innovative ideas and research plans. A condolence book can be found in the hall of Gemini. The department will present the book to Giuseppe's family.