All the members of the Ionic Liquid Group in Pisa want to remember Prof. Cinzia Chiappe, who died prematurely. She was the founder of our research group and a pioneer in the world of Ionic Liquids chemistry. For us she was an example and a reference point, the compass that guided our research. Professor Chiappe was an inexhaustible source of knowledge, able to find a solution to any sort of issue we encountered. With her strength and resoluteness succeeded in keeping together our large and heterogeneous group. Tireless and determined worker, her elegance and class were so great to make the management of many international projects seem like a child’s play.
Her death leaves a huge void in our group, in the University of Pisa and in everyone who had the pleasure to know her.