Our dear friend and admired mentor Prof. Mario Sorolla Ayza passed away on November 1, 2012, after cancer-related surgery in his adopted city of Pamplona, Spain. He was 54 years old. During his lifetime, he won the hearts of all those around him, thanks to his exceptional human qualities and his infinite generosity. In addition, his constant effort led him to an impressive scientific career, which encompassed fundamental and applied research in the fields of microwaves, millimeter waves, and terahertz frequencies. Just to give a grasp of his extraordinary production, here are some of his figures. During his career, he published more than 150 papers, two books, and one book chapter. He gave nearly 300 conference communications (more than 20 invited), 10 patents, and participated in more than 50 research projects. He achieved nearly 5000 citations, with an H-index of 29.
In Memoriam: Mario Sorolla Ayza. (2013). IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 55(1), 114–115. https://doi.org/10.1109/map.2013.6474491