Karsten Pruess was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for Development of the TOUGH Codes on Tuesday, September 18th, at the 2012 TOUGH Symposium in Berkeley, CA.
Appreciations from the User Community
|Curt Oldenburg||TOUGH2 is my laboratory, field site, and customizable analytical tool all in one! I am deeply appreciative of the opportunities that TOUGH2 has given me in my research career. Thank you for this.|
|Stefan Finsterle||TOUGH2 is the powerful engine that enables iTOUGH2 to fly – thank you, Karsten, for building it, and thank you for all you taught me over so many years.|
||And so, TOUGH gave birth to TOUGHREACT, giving reactive transport a whole new and exciting level.
Thank you Karsten!
|Jonny Rutqvist||TOUGH (with FLAC) provided me with an unimaginable world of multiphase flow and geomechanics applications and research collaborations.|
||One small step for TOUGH, one infinite domain for mankind.|
|Barry Freifeld||My domain of interest is making measurements in the real world – not a numerical model. But I have learned before going to the field, TOUGH is like the American Express Card – “don’t leave home without it.|
|Fabrizio Gherardi||Thanks for putting a good deal of ‘rigorous simplicity’ in my intrinsically ‘non-linear geochemical reasoning’.|
|Seyed Mostafa Salehi||I have two new idea for research as interdisciplinary projects 1-the earth electromagnetism2-the earth isostasy deformation & its affection on the earth climatology revolution & earth warming .|
|Paul Hsieh||Thank you, Karsten. Your development of the TOUGH codes has provided an invaluable tool for analysis and discovery in the geosciences.|
|Alexey Kiryukhin||Karsten Pruess created a tool, which integrated hydrogeology, geophysics, geochemistry, engineering geology, geothermal and environmental in one science. The name of the tool is TOUGH2.|
|T. Dung TRAN||Without TOUGH2 many interesting research papers would not be released. TOUGH2 has had the family of three generations and will see so on, I think. Thank you, the Grandfather, for TOUGH2.|
|Jonathan Ennis-King||The extensibility of the TOUGH codes have been ideal for meeting research challenges in modelling underground storage CO2. Thanks Karsten for your innovation and generosity.|
|Steve Webb||Karsten – Thanks for developing the code and for your friendship and collaboration over the past 20+ years. It was always enjoyable working with you!!|
|Daniel Swenson||I am sitting here working on the user interface for ECO2M and just wanted to thank you for all your work on TOUGH2. Your vision, precision, and generosity have made these codes a wonderful resource. Of course, Thunderhead would not exist without them.|
|Tony Menzies||Congratulations; well deserved. Thanks for the friendship over the years and looking forward to a beer next time I’m in Berkeley. And thanks also the interaction and help with the going got TOUGH…2.|
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