TAM alumnus Fazlur Khan "google doodled"


Dr. Fazlur R. Khan, who received a Master of Science degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Illinois, would have been 88 years old today. In many ways the father of the modern skyscraper, Khan is being celebrated as today’s Google Doodle (right). For a great primer on Dr. Khan’s work, read Fazlur Rhaman Khan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know on Heavy.com.

Khan also received an M.S. in civil engineering at Illinois, and went on to receive a PhD in civil as well.