The sudden news of Prof. Giovanni Solari’s demise was a great shock to us all. He was an an internationally renowned expert in structural wind engineering, the former chairman of International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE), and a professor of the University of Genova, Italy. We are deeply sorry to hear this sad news.
Prof. Giovanni Solari was a core member of International Cooperation Base of High-performance Wind Energy System and Effective Operation of Wind Farm (HPWES) at Chongqing University, the keynote speaker of International High-end Forum on Structure Engineering and Wind Engineering (IHFSEWE 2017-2019) and International Advanced School on Wind and Structural Engineering (IAS 2017-2019) held by Chongqing University (CQU) for three consecutive years. We highly appreciate his his great contributions for Chongqing University on the aspects, such as scientific researches, talents cultivation, discipline development, and international communication of Wind Engineering and Wind Energy. His death is a heavy loss to HPWES and CQU. Academician Tamura Yukio wrote an obituary (Attachment 1) to express his sadness, and all the faculty and students of School of Civil Engineering at CQU expressed their sincere condolences.
Prof. Giovanni Solari was a man of noble international humanity, who was also the honorary professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, Shijiazhuang Tiedao University and Central South University. Representative Office in Germany of China Association for International Exchanges of Personnel expressed regards and condolences to the University of Genova and Prof. Giovanni Solari’s family (Attachment 2) for his positive contributions on the internationalization work of Chinese Structural Wind Engineering.
The dead is gone, but his spirit will always inspire those who work in the field of Wind Engineering and Wind Energy. May Prof. Giovanni Solari rest in peace!
Attachment 1: Of Greif and Memory Professor Giovanni Solari CQU Tamura.pdf by academician Tamura Yukio
International Cooperation Base of High-performance Wind Energy System and Effective Operation of
School of Civil Engineering, Chongqing University