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Tuesday, 24 February 2015 10:08

Michele Maugeri (1944 - 2014)

On 1 November 2014, after a strong battle against illness, Professor Michele Maugeri passed away. Prof. Maugeri was a long-time Italian member of the ISSMGE Technical Committee on 'Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and Associated Problems' (TC203).

Dr. Rachid Hankour, of Harvard, Massachussets, Vice President and Director of Lab Systems at Geocomp Corporation, and Professor of the Practice at Tufts University School of Engineering, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, following a brief battle with cancer. Please click here to see the email in our "In Memoriam" section, sent on December 20, 2013, by Dr. Allen Marr, honoring the life of his friend and colleague, reproduced in Geoengineer.org with Dr. Marr's permission. 

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Friday, 03 January 2014 08:29

Rachid Hankour (1960-2013)

Dr. Rachid Hankour, of Harvard, Massachussets, Vice President and Director of Lab Systems at Geocomp Corporation, and Professor of the Practice at Tufts University School of Engineering, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, following a brief battle with cancer. Please see below for the email sent on December 20, 2013, by Dr. Allen Marr, honoring the life of his friend and colleague, reproduced here with Dr. Marr's permission. Under attachements below this article you can also find the email in pdf form.

Professor Nilmar Janbu, a leading figure of the geo-profession and a student of Terzaghi and Casagrande in Harvard passed away in Trondheim, Norway, as reported by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, an organization he participated in the 1950s. Prof. Janbu made numerous contributions to the Profession, but the one that he is probably most known for is the stability analysis of slopes using dimensionless parameters, which is essentially his doctoral thesis at Harvard in 1954.

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