Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Professor Maarten de Wit, In Memoriam


The Department was very sorry to hear of the death, on April 15, of Professor Maarten de Wit, who first visited us in the early 1980s and remained a friend and collaborator. In 1993, during the centennial of the Faculty of Applied Science at Queen’s, Maarten was our Department’s choice to receive an honorary D.Sc. Maarten was one of Africa’s most distinguished earth scientists whose research interests spanned geodynamics, early earth processes and sustainability. He spent many years at the University of Cape Town and most recently held the Chair of Earth Stewardship Science at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.