Fred Donath

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

Institute of Technology, February 20, 1996

Dr. Donath received his BA degree in geology from the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Minnesota. Through his research and teaching, Dr. Donath is recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions to studies of earth faulting, and experimental rock deformation, and has published more than 80 papers in this field of research alone. The apparatus which simulates the high temperatures and pressures of rocks underground and assesses unambiguously the role of aqueous fluids on the mechanical properties of rocks was invented by Dr. Donath. He has achieved great success as an educator at many different levels and is a known spokesman advocating a greater role of science and science education in making decisions of public policy. The All-University Honors Committee unanimously approved his nomination for an Outstanding Achievement Award.

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.