UCLA Engineering dedicates Boelter Hall penthouse in memory of William Klug

Faculty and Staff

More than six years after the death of former mechanical and aerospace engineering professor William Klug, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has completed the renovation of 8500 Boelter Hall and renamed it the William S. Klug Memorial Seminar Room in honor of his lifelong dedication to teaching and his passion for seminars.

At a private ceremony on Oct. 28, Klug’s family and friends, former colleagues and students, as well as campus leaders came together to pay tribute to Klug who was killed in his office by a former student on June 1, 2016. He was 39.

“Professor Klug was a brilliant and respected scholar whose computational and biomechanics work changed lives,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block in his remarks at the event. “He was a researcher who reached across disciplines — a creative and excellent teacher, a kind and caring mentor to his students, as well as a wonderful example of what we try to cultivate in all our faculty.”

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