In remembrance – EOAS Honorary Professor Mati Raudsepp

January 22, 2024
Dr. Mati Raudsepp

With great sadness, we learned that Dr. Mati Raudsepp passed away on January 10, 2024.

Dr. Raudsepp obtained his B.Sc. from McMaster University in 1971 and his M.Sc. from the University of Manitoba in 1979. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba in 1984. Dr. Raudsepp first came to UBC in 1992, and served for more than three decades as the Director of the Electron Microbeam/X-Ray Diffraction Facility. He also held an appointment as a Research Associate and Honorary Professor. Working with many students, faculty and technical staff, Mati built world-class expertise in quantitative X-ray powder diffraction, supporting basic research and industry needs. He also trained generations of graduate students in data collection and analysis. Mati made broader contributions to his field, serving as Treasurer of the Mineralogical Association of Canada from 1996 to 2006. In 2006, he was awarded the MAC’s Leonard G. Berry Medal, in recognition of his many contributions.