Professor Dr. Wolfgang Faigle (1953–2024)

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Faigle deceased

The IC mourns the loss of Professor Dr. Wolfgang  Faigle from the Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien).

Wolfgang Faigle passed away a few days ago, a death that came as a great surprise to everyone. Wolfgang Faigle was the president of the IC from 2006 to 2016 and it was on his initiative that the IC journal “International Circular of Graphic Education and Research” was founded.

Faigle retired in 2016. He had taught at the HdM since 1991 in the fields of industrial and safety engineering, chemistry, environmental protection and materials, predominantly on the HdM’s Print and Media Technology programme. He has been Vice-Rector of the university since 2002, specialising in research and international relations. Faigle was born in 1953 in Winterlingen in the Zollernalb district. After studying chemistry at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, he completed his doctorate at the University of Dortmund in 1981. Faigle then worked in various positions at the State Institute for Environmental Protection (LfU) of Baden-Württemberg in Karlsruhe, where he was head of the occupational health laboratory, among other things. After holding several positions in environmental administration, including at the Regional Council of Tübingen and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment, Faigle was appointed professor at the University of Applied Sciences for Printing in 1991, later known as Stuttgart Media University.

His services to the IC will remain unforgettable and we will miss him very much.

Here some pictures from the funeral taken by Martina Schumacher:

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. An unbelievable news. Prof. Faigle was elected as the IC president in 2006 at the Manipal University (India), IC conference. An unassuming personality with jovial nature and thorough subject knowledge. An irreparable loss to the entire print fraternity.

  2. This is sad news about Professor Dr. Faigle. I remember his kindness at the IC Conferences I attended. During his trip to Florida to attend the Technical Association Conference in 2012, he came to Appalachian State University to visit and tour the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Program. This is a massive loss.

  3. Assoc. Prof. Rossitza Sardjeva (PhD)

    I can’t believe…
    I have never forgotten his organization in our Conference in Moscaw, Sweeden, Lepzig etc.
    I personally will remember ever his help to me in order to realize my paper in IC Journal…
    This is a great loss for the International Circle!

  4. Prof. Georgij Petriaszwili, PhD, DSc

    It was with great sadness that I received the news of the death of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Faigle. I remember our meetings in Warsaw and at other IC conferences very fondly. He was a very nice and friendly man. It will remain in my memory.

  5. I express my sincere condolences to the family and friends, colleagues of Professor, Dr. Wolfgang Faigle. This is a huge loss for us.
    Professor Alexander Tsyganenko.

  6. Edmundas Kibirkštis

    Prof. Dr. habil. Edmundas Kibirkštis

    Professor Dr. Wolfgang Faigle was the famous scientist, educator, sincere collegue, excelent organizer. This is a great loss for the IC.

  7. Assist.Prof.Dr.Mehmet Oguz(PhD)

    Although I didn’t know Prof.Dr.Wolfgang Faigle personally, I know that many people admired him a great deal.
    I heard many good things about him from my international colleagues. He was the stakeholder for the Print Media Education Society for many years. This is a profound loss for us.
    Deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues for their irreplaceable lost.

  8. Professor John Stephens

    I was so sad to hear the news of Wolfgang’s passing. I first met him thirty years ago on my first trip to HDM Stuttgart. He was such a dear man, so kind and thoughtful. He visited us at the London College of Printing many times and very kindly supported my Professorial nomination at UAL. We enjoyed so many happy and productive partnerships through our work with the European Union funded projects, lead by Wolfgang and the team at HDM. My sincere condolences to his dear wife and family in their time of loss. Wolfgang will be much missed. Professor John Stephens, London

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