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Obituaries

Obituary: Alenka Luzar

by Linda Wang
July 12, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 28

 

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Credit: Courtesy of Joia Nesby
Alenka Luzar

Alenka Luzar, 65, died on March 5 in Richmond, Virginia.

“Dr. Luzar was a world leader in theoretical chemistry and computational statistical mechanics. Her pioneering contributions to our basic understanding of the nature of hydrogen bonds in water have shaped the field of molecular dynamics. Her track record of excellence and innovation in research in all aspects of academic life was extraordinary, and she was an inspiration to her colleagues and her students alike.”—M. Samy El-Shall, friend and colleague

Most recent title: Chemistry professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Education: BS, chemistry, 1977, and PhD, physical chemistry, 1983, University of Ljubljana

Survivors: Husband, Dusan Bratko

To recognize your late loved one or colleague, submit obituary information at cenm.ag/obits.

CORRECTION

This story was updated on July 22, 2019, to correct the attribution of the quote. The correct attribution is to M. Samy El-Shall.

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M. Samy El-Shall (July 16, 2019 9:55 AM)
The above quote about Alenka Luzar should be attributed to M. Samy El-Shall, Professor and Chair of the Chemistry Department at VCU and not Joia Nesby.
M. Samy El-Shall
M. Samy El-Shall (July 16, 2019 9:55 AM)
The above quote about Alenka Luzar should be attributed to M. Samy El-Shall, Professor and Chair of the Chemistry Department at VCU and not Joia Nesby.
M. Samy El-Shall

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