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Folkert Brons, professor emeritus of petroleum engineering, died on May 16, 1988. He was 81.
Professor Brons was born on January 3, 1907, in Sappemeer, Holland. He received a PhD from the University of Groningen in 1938.
Dr. Brons taught at the University of Groningen from 1934 to 1938. He worked with the Royal Dutch Shell Company from 1938 to 1950 and for Shell Oil Company from 1950 to 1967. He was visiting professor at The University of Texas at Austin from 1967 to 1969. He joined the permanent faculty of the University in 1969, where he taught until 1984, when he was named professor emeritus.
Professor Brons acquired a patent for the neutron log. He was also selected as a distinguished lecturer by the Society of Petroleum Engineers.<signed>
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 24, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.