Pioneering engineering mechanics author and academic Boresi dies at 96

Arthur Peter “Art” Boresi, professor emeritus of civil and architectural engineering at the University of Wyoming, a longtime professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and known globally for the seminal books he authored or co-authored, has died. He was 96.

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Boresi, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, served for decades on the theoretical and applied mechanics faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign before moving to the state of Wyoming. At UIUC he gained considerable experience in mechanics as a teaching assistant while working on his master’s degree, and as an instructor while working on his doctoral degree.

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