We mourn the loss of Professor Wolfgang Meier, SNI Vice Director of the nanoscience curriculum at the University of Basel

On 25 January 2022, Professor Wolfgang Meier passed away much too early in the presence of his family after a long illness.

With his passing, we have lost an excellent, innovative scientist who was constantly developing new ideas and, above all, a wonderful person who impressed us with his serenity and composure.

Wolfgang became a role model for many students and young researchers. As Vice Director of the nanoscience curriculum, he championed the interests of nanoscience students and made a significant contribution to ensuring that this fledgling degree program at the University of Basel has continued to develop for the benefit of students and is now very well established.

Within the interdisciplinary SNI network, Wolfgang represented not only the course but also the interests of the Department of Chemistry on the SNI Executive Committee.

He was committed to the SNI since it was founded, and worked hard to support scientific exchange across different institutions and disciplines. Always open to and supportive of new approaches and questions, he was quite simply a wonderful colleague, supervisor and friend. He is sorely missed, and we have fond memories of his friendly, soft-spoken, reliable and endearing manner. Our thoughts are with his family.