Memories of an Associate

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Ernst-Ulrich Hiersche has passed away

by Günter Girnau

 

Prof. Ernst-Ulrich Hiersche, honorary member of STUVA, died in Karlsruhe aged 84 at the end of 2015. For all of twenty years, from 1977 to 1997, he more than pulled his weight alongside me as an extremely active member of the STUVA board. His creative spirit spurred on our joint endeavours and his omni-present humour also helped ease the occasional entanglements that life presents. We shall all miss him greatly.

 

I first came to know Ernst-Ulrich Hiersche in Aachen during the 1960s, when he was assistant to Prof. Dr. Leins at the Chair for Roads, Earthworks and Tunnelling. As...

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