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|Eliahu Traum, author of 'Bending and Torsional Stresses in
Assymmetrical Hyperbolic Paraboloids' Architectural Science Review; pp55-61, June 1964. This was the paper used by
Joe Nicholls, of the structural engineers, Leonard and
Eliahu Traum was born 1924 in Vienna, Austria. He got his engineering education at the Technion, Israel Institute of
Technology, received his B.Sc. and Diploma as Structural Engineer in 1949 and his M.Sc. in 1951 at the Technion. In 1957
he received the degree of Sc.D. in Structural Design from M.I.T., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He taught at
the Israel Institute of Technology and later at M.I.T. In 1967 he was appointed Professor of Construction, Director of
Technology studies, at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.
While teaching he also maintained an active professional practice, first in Israel as a member of The Engineers
Collaborative and then in the USA. There he served as chief engineer in the firm of Goldberg, LeMessurier and Assoc. and
then as president of Structural Design and Research, Inc., both in Boston, USA. He had sole responsibility for the
structural design of many prominent buildings in the USA and in Israel to which he returned in 1973 and established his
design firm. He received several awards for his designs. He published many papers in the field of Structural Analysis
of Shells and of conceptual structural design. Since 2004 Prof. Traum has been in retirement.