Albert Hsui - Emeritus Geodynamics Prof Dies

Posted on 08.23.2015

Albert Hsui, Emeritus Professor of Geophysics passed away in mid-December 2013 in Palo Alto, CA. Hsui retired from the University of Illinois Department of Geology in 2005 and moved to Hong Kong initially before returning to the USA. 

Dr. Hsui investigated a broad range of geodynamical subjects from the gravitational constant to the evolution of subduction arcs, mantle convection and planetary interiors. He was particularly interested in teaching and in bringing computer simulation and quantitative methods to the classroom. He was profiled in the 2004 Year in Review departmental newsletter.

He was also a longtime practitioner of Tai-Chi, and taught the martial art through the Division of Campus Recreation for several years.

His office in HNB was notable for being hidden directly behind the large Bison at the north entrance to the building.