Rossi has announced that Prof. Sergio Focardi has died. Sergio Focardi worked with Rossi to develop the highly controversial energy catalyzer (cold fusion / LENR – low energy nuclear reaction) device.
Sergio Focardi (1932–2013) was an Italian physicist and professor emeritus at the University of Bologna. He led the Department of Bologna of the (Italian) National Institute for Nuclear Physics and the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences at the University of Bologna. He was a member of the President’s Board of the Italian Physical Society. From 1992 he had been working on cold fusion with nickel-hydrogen reactors. Since 2007 Focardi and inventor Andrea Rossi had been collaborating on developing the Energy Catalyzer or E-Cat.