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H. Reginald Hardy, Jr. (1931-2008).

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H. Reginald Hardy Jr., Professor Emeritus of Mining Engineering, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, Penn State University, 76, of State College, PA, passed away Jan. 22, 2008. Born Aug. 19, 1931, in Ottawa, Canada, Reg was the loyal, loving husband of Margaret M. (Lytle) married in 1954, survived also by his two sons and a granddaughter.

After getting BSc. from McGill University (1953), MSc. from Ottawa University (1962), both in physics, and Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1965, Reg joined the faculty at Penn State in 1966, following 13 years with Canada Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in Ottawa. During the past 40 years, Dr. Hardy had a passion for his scientific work in application of acoustic emission/microseismic (AE/MS) techniques to the geotechnical field. He conducted a number of major field and laboratory research projects and directed some 40 Ph.D. and Masters students, published numerous research papers in geotechnical and mining journals, four technical monographs, and 11 conference proceedings. Dr. Hardy organized six "Conferences on Acoustic Emission/Microseismic Activity in Geologic Structures and Materials," (1975-1996) and was active on the editorial review committee of the Journal of Acoustic Emission. His last major work was his book, Acoustic Emission Microseismic Activity, Vol. 1: Principles, Techniques and Geotechnical Applications (2003). He was the recipient of the ASTM Hogentogler and Templin Awards, the AEWG Achievement and Gold Medal Awards for "Pioneering work in the geologic applications of acoustic emission."

He was working to his last day, perhaps on the second volume of his book. Reg will be sincerely missed by his family, friends and colleagues. (http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp7ULS000ioi786354X)

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Publication:Journal of Acoustic Emission
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Date:Jan 1, 2007
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