Professor Jean Klein passed away last July 29th. The Denis Diderot Engineering School has lost one of its greatest friends, a major author of its creation and our tutelary figure during the first years of the development of the School. Jean Klein was a great researcher, a very beloved professor and an exceptional person.

“Sophisticated, kind and generous, he taught me to be director of an engineering school and helped me navigate the sometimes complex context of Paris 7, which was culturally unprepared or even resistant to the idea of creating an engineering school in a university. I could thank him one last time a year ago, when, despite some health issues, he did me the honour of coming to my farewell party from EIDD direction. Jean, the opportunity to work with you has been one of the greatest privileges of my professional life. Rest in peace.”

Giuseppe Leo (former Director of EIDD)