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Wadi S. Rumman
Regents' Proceedings 269

Wadi S. Rumman, Professor of Civil Engineering, will retire from active faculty status as of May 31, 1988, following a career devoted to teaching, research, publication, and service to The University of Michigan and the engineering profession.

Professor Rumman received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from The University of Michigan in 1949, 1953, and 1959, respectively. He was appointed instructor in civil engineering in 1952; he was promoted to assistant professor in 1959, associate professor in 1964, and professor in 1975. Professor Rumman has also served as the principal graduate advisor in structural engineering since 1968.

The research efforts of Professor Rumman focused on reinforced concrete chimneys. He has been a leader in advancing the engineering practice in this area through national society committees and has been instrumental in revising and updating the industry standards. His recognition as an authority in chimney design is reflected in the fact that he has served as consultant for most of the tall chimney construction in the midwest in recent years.

Professor Rumman's contributions to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and his contributions in the fie d of structural engineering are well recognized. His abilities as a superb teacher of structural analysis and design have earned the respect and admiration of his students and peers throughout the world.

The Regents now salute this distinguished engineering educator, researcher, and practitioner for his contributions and dedicated service by naming Wadi S. Rumman Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering.

Regents’ Proceedings, May 1988, Page 269