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Mystery Solved!

In the most recent issue of IIHR Currents, we asked our readers for help identifying two people in an old photo that appeared with our story about IIHR’s revered Lou Landweber (p. 24). (See photo below.) Thanks to IIHR alumni Kent Tzou and Alfred Parr and retired staff member Twila Meder, we now have our answer.

Louis Landweber (second from right) joined IIHR in the mid-1950s and initiated a major ship hydrodynamics program. This 1960s ship model was the precursor to today's highly sophisticated research models.

Louis Landweber (second from right) joined IIHR in the mid-1950s and initiated a major ship hydrodynamics program. This 1960s ship model was the precursor to today’s highly sophisticated research models.

Pictured are (left to right): IIHR Shop Manager Dale Harris, shop employee Bob Hamer, Lou Landweber, and IIHR alumnus Kent Tzou. Hamer was a precision carpenter who insisted on a clean shop! He died of a heart attack in 2003.

Thanks again to all who responded!

Last modified on March 20th, 2017
Posted on March 20th, 2017

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