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2009 News in Brief



Two symposia honor Professor Chiang C. Mei

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Not one, but two special symposia honored Professor Chiang C. Mei this year. Colleagues, friends and former students honored him at a special symposium June 1-2 during the 28th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering in Honolulu. The C.C. Mei Symposium on Wave Mechanics and Hydrodynamics included 10 sessions and more than 50 papers celebrating Mei’s extraordinary accomplishments over the last 45 years. A second symposium, the 24th International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, also was dedicated to him. Conference organizers said of Mei. “[He is] one of the most outstanding researchers and educators in fluid mechanics, with applications to civil, environmental and coastal engineering.” In the published conference proceedings, former students praised his scholarship, range and depth of work, expertise, teaching and lasting influence. Read more.