Liviu Librescu Tragically Killed at Virginia Tech

30 April 2007

Liviu Librescu, the Romanian-born and educated Israeli-American scientist who had published extensively on thin-walled composites and aeroelasticity, was one of the victims of the recent Viginia Tech shootings.

His most recent position was Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. The 76-year-old Holocaust survivor was shot and killed in the Virginia Tech massacre while holding off the gunman at the entrance to his classroom so his students could escape through the windows"".

He will be missed by both friends and colleagues in the industry.

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