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Tribute to Prof Ivo Alexander Hümmelgen (26 March 1963 – 1 March 2019).


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Tribute in honor of Prof. Ivo Alexander Hümmelgen, a member of the Brazilian materials research community, who died unexpectedly in March 2019. The tribute was made by Prof. Marco Cremona (PUC-Rio), on September 23, 2019 in Balneário Camboriú (Brazil), at the opening of symposium F, that was dedicated to Organic Electronics, the research area of ​​Prof. Hümmelgen.

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Tribute to Prof Ivo Alexander Hümmelgen (26 March 1963 – 1 March 2019).

  1. 1. Professor Ivo A. Hummelgen died suddenly and unexpectedly on 01 March 2019, still 55 years old, 28 of them dedicated to UFPR. Professor of the Department of Physics of UFPR and researcher 1B of CNPq, Hümmelgen was graduated Bachelor of Physics from UFPR, Master from USP São Carlos and PhD from the University of Gottingen in Germany. 1 Tribute to a dear colleague and friend Ivo Alexander Hümmelgen (26 March 1963 – 1 March 2019)
  2. 2. 2 1987 – 1991 PhD in Göttingen, Alemanha (Prof. Wolfgang Schröter.) 1991 – post-doc at Göttingen, polycrystalline silicon solar cells. 1992 march – Professor at UFPR 2014 – Full professor at UFPR until 2019 • Research in organic semiconductors, charge transport, devices (OPV,OFET), material characterization (GOOD = Group of Organic Optoelectronic Devices) • Coordinator of Nanotechnology/Energy area for IBAS (India, Brazil, South Africa) initiative. • Member of CNPq evaluation committee (CA), CAPES postgraduate evaluation committee, Araucaria Physics commission (among others). • SBF secretary (2013 – 2017). • Coordinator of research at UFPR, postgraduate coordinator of Physics Department at UFPR. Professional career
  3. 3. Ivo’s lifestyle 3 “I created the deep conviction that unquestionably very competent people are very humble”. “...isso me deixa profundamente irritado“ ( makes me deeply annoyed) Considerations about the electrochemical estimation of the ionization potential of conducting polymers. L. Micaroni, F. Nart, I. Hümmelgen, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 7, 1 (2002) 55.
  4. 4. 4 The shock of his death is a hard reminder of mortality but also brings out the lesson of well lived life: that to leave this place a bit better than you found it is perhaps the greatest epitaph.