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Dear Campus Community,

I write to you with a heavy heart over the passing of an exceptionally talented and beloved faculty member, Professor Roberto Sánchez-Delgado. Professor Sánchez-Delgado joined Brooklyn College as an Associate Professor of Chemistry in 2004 and became a Full Professor in 2008. He was a member of the doctoral faculty of The CUNY Graduate Center and was recognized as an especially effective and caring mentor for the doctoral and master’s students as well as postdoctoral fellows who worked in his research laboratory at the College. Professor Sánchez-Delgado was also a highly regarded classroom instructor and was honored by his colleagues and the College in 2012 with the Claire Tow Distinguished Teacher Award.

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Professor Roberto Sánchez-Delgado received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Imperial College, University of London. He later served as a Postdoctoral Associate at Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France, specializing in Organometallic Chemistry, and subsequently as a professor and dean at the Institute for Scientific Research in Caracas, Venezula. He held visiting appointments at many leading universities around the world.  An accomplished researcher, Professor Sánchez-Delgado published 135 articles, two books, and had five patents.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Roberto's wife, Victoria Medialdea, their daughter Eugenia, his extended family, and the faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Chemistry. The family has indicated that respects can be paid tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15, from 6:00 to 7:20 p.m., at Piro Funeral Home, 251 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn.

Sincerely,

Karen L. Gould
President

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