Hans Avé Lallemant, Dutch-born American geologist, Died at 78

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Hans G. Avé Lallemant was born on May 2, 1938, in Bengkulu and died on November 14, 2016.

He was a Dutch-born American geologist.

Hans was a professor of Earth Sciences at Rice University.

Hans Avé Lallemant completed his university education in the Netherlands.

Lallement obtaining his BA in geology from Leiden University in 1960, an MA in 1964, and finally his PhD in 1967.

Then, he relocated moved to the United States where he was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University for three years.

During 1970 he became an assistant professor at Rice University, four years later he became an associate professor at the same university. Avé Lallemant obtained U.S. citizenship in 1980.

From 1981 Hans Avé Lallemant became a full professor of Earth Sciences at Rice University.

The professor retired in 2006.

During the 1970s, he experimentally constrained the high temperature rheology of olivine-rich rocks, with implications for mantle flow.

Lallement was an expert on transpressional and transtensional tectonics in the North American Cordillera and in the Caribbean.

Evidently, based on his field observations, Hans proposed a model for the exhumation of high-pressure rocks in subduction zones through transtension.

He became a corresponding member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1987.

Hans Avé Lallemant passed away at 78 years old.

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