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In Memoriam of Professor Helmut Krawinkler

Professor Helmut Krawinkler, best known for his research contributions in performance-based earthquake engineering, passed suddenly on April 16, 2012.    Krawinker was a John A. Blume Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Stanford University, 1973-2007.  Krawinkler recently received the highest honor for an engineer in the U.S. when he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering as well as also receiving the Housner medal award from the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.  He is remembered by friends, colleagues, current and former students for his warm smile, kindness and love of life.