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Marco A. Satyro

by Linda Wang
May 15, 2017 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 95, Issue 20

Marco A. Satyro
Credit: Courtesy of the Satyro family
A photo of Marco A. Satyro.
Credit: Courtesy of the Satyro family

Marco A. Satyro, 54, died on Sept. 8, 2016, in College Station, Texas.

“Marco’s passion for science and chemical engineering was unsurpassed. He never walked away from a challenge and could not leave a problem unresolved. His enthusiasm was contagious and his ability to express his ideas using unconventional methods was envied by many. Some of his professional colleagues have referred to him as a giant at his craft, a soldier for science and technology, a genius in the making. Marco was a wonderful father and husband, a caring friend, and an admired, compassionate teacher. He was founder of VMG Inc., a professor at the University of Calgary and Clarkson University, and a mentor to many young minds.”—Malu Satyro, wife

Most recent title: principal scientist, Heat Transfer Research Inc.

Education: B.S., 1984, and M.S., 1990, chemical engineering, Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo; Ph.D., chemical engineering, University of Calgary, 1997

Survivors: wife, Malu; daughter, Melanie; son, Conner

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