With deep sadness and regret we have to announce that Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Miehe passed away Sunday, August 14th, 2016. Professor Miehe held the chair for Mechanics and Material Theory at the Institute of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Stuttgart and has been one of the directors of the institute. He has been greatly appreciated by his colleagues and his co-workers, and students always found him receptive to their concerns. Our deepest sympathy is with his family.