Bruno A. Boley

boley2cBruno A. Boley, life Member-at-Large of IUTAM, as well as former Treasurer (1992-1996) and Secretary of the Congress Committee (1976-1984), passed away on February 11, 2017, in Providence, RI, USA.

He had a large impact on the field of mechanics not only through his own contributions to mechanics and service to IUTAM but also through other leadership roles including Head of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University, Dean of Engineering at Northwestern University, and Founding Editor of the journal Mechanics Research Communications.

He received many awards, among them the Worcester Reed Warner Medal in 1991 from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his outstanding contributions to the literature of engineering. In 1975 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Bruno Boley will be sorely missed by IUTAM and the Mechanics Community at large.