Passing of Professor Barry M. Gross

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that I communicate the unfortunate passing of our dear friend and colleague Barry M. Gross, Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Barry passed away on December 27, 2022 at Mount Sinai West Hospital surrounded by family and colleagues.

Barry was a two-time alumnus of the Department of Electrical Engineering at CCNY, having earned his master's in 1988 and his PhD in 1992. He then returned to join the electrical engineering faculty in 1993. Throughout his tenure, he displayed an unwavering devotion to the College, his students, and his research and scholarship. He mentored or co-mentored over 15 PhD students, as well as, countless master's and undergraduate students, and trained a number of postdoctoral research associates. Through his research, Barry made significant scholarly contributions in the areas of photonics engineering, optical communications, and remote sensing. He was deeply dedicated to his teaching and was well-known for going out of his way to support his students in and out of the classroom. Barry will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched and by the electrical engineering profession.

The Grove School will be holding a memorial gathering with Barry's family this Friday, December 30th to mourn his passing and to celebrate his life. The details are found below:

Memorial Celebrating the Life of Barry M. Gross
The Grove School of Engineering
Steinman Exhibit Room
Friday, December 30, 2022
1:30 - 3:30PM
Zoom Link:

I know that the Grove School Community and the CCNY Community at large join me in mourning this tremendous loss of one of our own and in extending our heartfelt condolences to Barry's family and all who were fortunate to have known him.


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