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Current Issue: March 3, 2003
Volume 38, Number 15

In Memoriam

Koon Meng Chua

Koon Meng Chua, 47, civil engineering professor, died Feb. 14.

Chua joined UNM in 1988 as an assistant professor. Chua was a registered professional engineer in Texas and a Fellow of the American Society of Engineers.

He had engineering design experience with the Texas Transportation Institute and Brown and Root Far East Engineers. This practical experience helped him bring the reality of the profession into the classroom.

Chua’s areas of expertise included geotechnical engineering and pavement engineering. He had numerous areas of interest and had published on highway pavements, (simulated) Martian and Lunar soils, foundations for structures, and applications of finite-element analyses.

This semester, Chua was serving on the Faculty Senate as engineering representative.

Chua earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1986.

He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Singapore in 1980 and master’s in the field from A&M in 1983.

Mari A. Ulibarri

UNM employee Mari A. Ulibarri, 55, died Feb. 13 at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque.

At UNM for more than 17 years, most recently she served as technical publications coordinator for the Office of the University Secretary. Prior to joining the office eight years ago, she worked for the dean’s office in Arts and Sciences.

Ulibarri is survived by husband Andres A. Ulibarri, a Physical Plant employee, and three sons.

A memorial will be held Tuesday, March 4 at 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Chapel.