On Thursday last we received the following message from Jun Sudo of Nippon Furnace kogyo kaisha Ltd, Yokahama, Japan.
“It is with deep regret that we inform you that our Mr.Toshiaki Hasegawa, aged 54, passed away on 1st December as a result of years battle with cancer.
Mr. Hasegawa greatly contributed not only to NFK for over 30 years but also to the academic and industrial fields for combustion research and development as you know.
Memorial services will be held on December 2nd and 3rd in Memorial Hall in Kawaguchi city near Tokyo”.
This is indeed sad news for Mr Hasegawa has been a strong co-operator within the IFRF Network for over 25 years. Particularly in recent years he was a strong advocate of High Temperature Air Combustion taking over from the late Mr Tanaka.
The last occasion on which Mr Hasegawa addressed Foundation Members at IJmuiden was at TOTeM24 when the IFRF presented the new HEC Research Furnace. At that TOTeM, Mr Hasegawa presented the Keynote Lecture: “Development of High Temperature Air Combustion in the Field of Regenerative Combustion with Minimum Environmental Impact”
Mr Toshiaki Hasegawa was the Managing Director, Combustion Equipment Division, Nippon Furnace KK (NFK). He will be sadly missed.
We would like to offer our condolences to his family and to his colleagues at NFK.