We have received the sad news that Univ.Prof. Univ.Doz. Dipl.Ing. Dr. mont. Hubert Preßlinger died on October 5, 2020. We are losing a person who has always been closely connected to Montanuniversität Leoben and especially to the chair of Ferrous Metallurgy. We will remember his dedication for metallurgy in Leoben with gratitude. Our condolences go to his grieving loved ones. We wish them the strength and the courage to face the difficult time of mourning and it may turn into loving memory of Hubert Preßlinger.