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Tor L. Brekke (1934-2009)

 

Professor emeritus Tor L. Brekke passed away on March 6, 2009, at his home in Berkeley, CA. Born March 3, 1934, in Kristiansand in southern Norway, he graduated with the degree of Sivilingeniør (MSc) in Mining Engineering from Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim in 1958, and a Ph.D. in Geological Enginering from the same institute in 1963.  He started his academic and industry career as a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1960.  In 1967 he spent a sabbatical year in Berkeley which led to his being invited to join the faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering as an Associate Professor of  Geological Engineering in 1970.  

 

Professor emeritus Tor L. Brekke passed away on March 6, 2009, at his home in Berkeley, CA. Born March 3, 1934, in Kristiansand in southern Norway, he graduated with the degree of Sivilingenior (MSc) in Mining Engineering from Norwegian Institute of Technology in Trondheim in 1958, and a Ph.D. in Geological Enginering from the same institute in 1963.  He started his academic and industry career as a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1960.  In 1967 he spent a sabbatical year in Berkeley which led to his being invited to join the faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering as an Associate Professor of  Geological Engineering in 1970.  

Note: Above e-mail was sent by Prof. Nicholas Sitar.

 

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