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Geological engineering educator

Jean-Claude Roegiers, Belgian geological engineering educator. Registered professional engineer, Oklahoma, Ontario, Canada. Recipient fellowship Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1980, Applied Research award United States National Committee Rock Mechanics, 1991; named Most Eminent Scholar, Oklahoma Center Advancement of Science and Technology, 1988-1993.


Roegiers, Jean-Claude was born on July 6, 1945 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Came to the United States, 1969.


Graduate in Civil Engineering, University de Liège, Belgium, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Geo-Engineering, University Minnesota, 1974.


Assistant engineer, Belgium staff member, Los Alamos (N. Mexico) Science Laboratory, 1972-1974; assistant professor сivil engineering, U. Toronto, 1974-1979; graduate school faculty, U. Toronto, since 1974; associate professor department сivil engineering, U. Toronto, 1979-1982; senior associate scientist Dowell division, Dow Chemical Technology Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1981-1984; senior research scientist, Dowell Schlumberger Technology Center, Tulsa, 1984-1987; senior development scientist, Dowell Schlumberger Technology Center, Tulsa, 1987-1988; visiting scientist (on mini-sabbatical from Dow Chemical), Schlumberger Cambridge (England) Research, 1987; McCasland chairman School Petroleum and Geological Engineering, University Oklahoma, since 1988; graduate school faculty, U. Oklahoma, since 1988. Consultant in field; lecturer various colleges universities. Member various panels, organizing symposiums and seminars.


  • Registered professional engineer, Oklahoma, Ontario, Canada.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books in field. Member international advisory board: Comprehensive Rock Engineering (5 vols. ), 1991-1993.

      Contributor over 200 articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Canada Rock Mechanics Association, Canada Geotechnical Society, International Society Rock Mechanics, Association Professional Engineering Ontario Society Petroleum Engineers, American Underground Space Association, Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers.


Son of Henri Charles and Rosa (Claus) R. Married Jeanne Sylvie (Biemar), August 16, 1969. Children: Natasha, Sébastien, Emmanuelle, Joshua.

Henri Charles Roegiers

Rosa (Claus) Roegiers

Jeanne Sylvie

Joshua Roegiers

Emmanuelle Roegiers

Natasha Roegiers

Sébastien Roegiers