Prof. Em. Tae-Hoon Yoon (1938-2017)
Tae-hoon Yoon, an emeritus professor at Hanyang University, the Republic
of Korea, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Seoul, aged 79 years old.
Professor Yoon had served IAHR as an Executive Committee Member of IAHR-APD
and a Council Member of IAHR with the utmost dedication. As part of his duties, he once
successfully managed the 31st IAHR World Congress held in Seoul in 2005. He was also a
fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Born on January 4, 1938 in Korea, as a first step toward attaining his career goal as a civil engineer,
he entered into Hanyang University of Korea, from where he received his Bachelor degree in
Civil Engineering in 1962.
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Personally as one of his young colleagues and officially as the chair of IAHR-APD, I express my heartfelt condolence to late
Prof. Tae Hoon Yoon and his survived family. He was always mild and gentle with inner fashion on hydro science and engineering.
It appears that he might have been a little less recognized in IAHR than he had contributed to the hydraulic community in the world.
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