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Marius Louw

Jacobus Marius Louw

1930 - 2011

Author of Jacobus Louw (1779-1817) : sy Voor - en Nasate (1628.03.011998.02.28)
Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch, 1979-1995

J. M. Louw was born 29 August 1930 on the farm Oorlogskloof near Nieuwoudtville, District Calvinia.
Schools: Nieuwoudtville Secondary and Jan van Riebeeck High Cape Town, matriculated December 1947.
Universities and degrees:
1948-1952: Stellenbosch , B.Sc.(Eng.) - Dec. 1952
1953-1955: Iowa State University, M.S.(Eng.) -Aug. 1954
1955-1958 : Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sc.D.-Febr. 1958.
Professional Career:
1953: Junior Engineer South African Railways & Harbours, Bloemfontein
1954-1955: Research Assistant Iowa Engineering Experiment Station, Ames, Iowa, USA
1955-1958: Research Assistant Dept. of Civil Engineering, Mass. Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. USA
1958-1960: Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch
1960-1978: Partner Van Wyk & Louw, Consulting Civil Engineers, Pretoria & Cape Town
1979-1995: Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Stellenbosch
Marius Louw and his wife Jeanne lived in Stellenbosch. They had three daughters and two sons.

Marius died on 23 October 2011.


1953/54: Iowa State Scholarship for Foreign Students
1960 : Co-winner of the Arthur M. Wellington Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers
1963-1977: Thrice awarded by the South African Institution of Civil Engineers for best papers

Text by Marius Louw

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