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Former ISRM Vice President Dr François Huezé passed away
2012-11-20


Dr François Huezé, former ISRM Vice-President for North America (2003-2007), passed away on 8 October 2012 after fighting a long illness, at the age of 70.

He was born in Algeria in 1941 and started his career in the long-wall coal mines of eastern France in 1962. He moved to the United States at 25, where he graduated from UC Berkeley with a PhD in Civil Engineering. As an educator, researcher and consultant, he worked and published in all areas of Rock Mechanics: in-situ testing and monitoring, numerical and physical modelling and laboratory testing. He was acknowledged as a world-renowned expert in Rock Mechanics and Geological Engineering, and his last position was as Leader of Geotechnical Programs at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Dr Heuzé was President of the ISRM National Group of the USA, ARMA, a most active ISRM Vice-President for North America during the term 2003-2007 and a candidate to the ISRM Presidency.

The Rock Mechanics fraternity is poorer and, at this time, our thoughts are with his family and close friends.
 

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