John A. Blume
John A. Blume — trailblazing earthquake engineer
Blume served as a consulting professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford, where he earned his bachelor’s, ENG degree and PhD. A devoted lifelong student of civil engineering, he earned his doctorate at age 57, 33 years after getting his bachelor’s degree.
Blume also was an expert in nuclear power plant design who consulted for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and who helped with some 70 nuclear plant projects.