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John William Lund, American civil engineering educator, geothermal energy researcher. Professional engineer, Oregon, California. Mitsubishi fellow University Auckland, New Zealand, 1995, medal of Honor, International Sumemr School, 2002.


Lund, John William was born on July 7, 1936 in Berkeley, California, United States. Son of John Jørgensen and Lydia Marie (Olsen) Lund.


Master of Transportation Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1962. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University Colorado, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University Colorado, 1967.


Assistant professor civil engineering University Alaska, 1964-1965. Associate professor engineering, engineering technical Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, 1967-1973, professor, 1973-1999, chairman department civil engineering technical, 1977-1980, associate dean, division chairman engineering technologies, 1980-1982, 83-87, research associate Geo-Heat Center, 1975-1997, director Geo-Heat Center, since 1997, dean engineering and industrial technologies, 1996-1997, professor emeritus, since 1999. Member Oregon State Board Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, Salem, 1984-1993, chairman committee national fundamentals of engineering, 1985-1999.

Consultant Zbinden Engineering, Klamath Falls, 1984-1995. Invited lecturer geothermal training program, United Nations University, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1987, 95. Lecturer Geothermal Institute.


  • Professional engineer, Oregon, California.


Member Oregon Recreational Trails Advisory Committee, Salem, 1990-1999. Treasurer Ross Ragland Theater Guild, Klamath Falls, 1992-1994. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1959-1960.

Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, Geothermal Resources Council (1st vice president 1997-1998, Geothermal Pioneer award 1997, president-elect 1999-2000, president 2001-2002, past president 2003-2004, Joseph W. Aidlin award 2008), International Geothermal Association (treasurer 1995-1998, past president since 2007), Triaxial Institute Asphalt Pavement Construction (honorary), National Council Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (Disting Service award 1993, Distinguished Service award with special citation 2000, award for fostering worldwide development geothermal energy Italian Geothermal Association, 2005, Patricius medal German Geothermal Association, 2008).


  • Other Interests

    Cross country skiing, hiking, travel.


Married Jacqueline Lee Urling, June 1962 (divorced March 1985). 1 child, John David; Married Eva Odzganova, November 3, 1990. 1 child, Thomas Erik.

John Jørgensen Lund

Lydia Marie (Olsen) Lund

Jacqueline Lee Urling

Eva Odzganova

John David Lund

Thomas Erik Lund