Institute for Structural Mechanics
Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum
To our shock and dismay, we recently received news of the sudden death of one of our beloved colleagues and research partners in the SFB 837, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tom Schanz (Chair of Foundation Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics – sub projects A5, A6 and C2).
Tom Schanz passed away on Thursday, the 12th October 2017, at the age of 55 years.
Tom Schanz, like no other, has shaped the SFB 837 with his strong commitment, expertise and his unique personality. He will be deeply missed for his creative scientific mind, his admirable curiosity and, not least, because of his critical, but always benevolent and helpful, questions and comments voiced during our research discussions.
The team of the SFB 837 and the Institute for Structural Mechanics would like to express their heartfelt and sincere condolences to the family and relatives of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tom Schanz, as well as to the employees of his institute. We wish them all the strength needed to deal with this unexpected loss.