UWM Physics Mourns the Loss of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dilano Saldin

The UWM Physics department mourns the loss of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Dilano Saldin, who passed away in March 2020.

Dr. Saldin received his B.A. in Physics and his Ph.D. in Materials from the University of Oxford. He worked at Oxford and Imperial College before being appointed to the faculty in the Physics Department at UW-Milwaukee in 1988. His career at UWM spanned over three decades before he retired in 2019. During his time at UWM, Dr. Saldin led the Physics Department as Assistant Chair and then Chair, and he also served as the Director of the Laboratory for Surface Studies. He was appointed a Distinguished Professor in 2013.

Dr. Saldin was also Executive Editor of Surface Review and Letters, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Holography and Speckle. For four decades, Dr. Saldin made pioneering contributions to condensed matter physics, biophysics, electron optics, and mathematics. These contributions resulted in two US patents, an influential book on surface crystallography, and over 140 peer-reviewed scientific papers cited more than 3,000 times.

For additional information, please see Dr. Saldin’s obituary online. Our condolences to Dilano’s family and to the many others whose lives he touched.