Delft, The Netherlands, 20 Dec 2019

Professor Emeritus Michael Abbott passed away

We regret to inform you that Professor Michael Abbott died on 19 December 2019. Michael Abbott studied at our Institute from 1957 to 1958, and was Professor at IHE Delft from 1966 until 1996.

Michael Abbott was the creator of Hydroinformatics, and co-creator of computational hydraulics. He was a visionary, engineer, mathematician, thinker, and philosopher.

Results of Professor Abbott’s research were embedded in a family of hydraulic modelling systems that were named "MIKE", after him. MIKE is used in thousands of companies and dozens of countries.

He is the person who shaped so many people, professionally as well as their personalities.

Mike will be always in our hearts.

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