- \13.5.1913 Himmelberg/A - 2.2.1992 Carinthia/A\Erich Lackner graduated as a civil engineer from Technical University of Berlin TUB in 1937 after having initiated studies at Technical University of Vienna. He became an assistant of Arnold Agatz (1891-1980) in Berlin and there was involved in a harbor project of Bangkok and in the inland harbor of Nuremberg. In parallel he submitted to TUB a PhD thesis on a problem in foundation engineering. During World War II he joined Agatz's private engineering office in Bremen to take it over in 1947 from his former head. Around 1950 Lackner was involved in a variety of harbor projects, including the dry docks of Emden, Karachi, Alexandria and El Ferrol, Spain. He also actively participated in harbor designs of Northwestern Europe and Asia. During these years he became a Member of the German Hafenbautechnische Gesellschaft and there headed the section Shore design. In 1975, Lackner was awarded Honorary Membership and in 1989 Honorary President from the latter society. He was a Member of the International Navigation Congress having its headquarters in Brussels. Lackner was appointed in 1964 professor of foundation engineering at Hannover Technical University to succeed Agatz. From 1967 to 1970 he contributed to the inland navigation scheme of Germany's northwest and was associated with the German Ministry of Traffic. Lackner retired from Hannover Technical University in 1980. He was awarded the Honorary Doctorate from Bochum University in 1982. He passed away in his home county in Austria.\Lackner was an expert in harbor design and thus was also a specialist of soil mechanics, of dam design and the related problems of hydropower schemes. His two books remain a standard work for inland navigation in the Germanic region.\Agatz, A., Lackner, E. (1957). Lock and dock gates. 19 International Navigation CongressLondon S(2)-C(2): 5-27.Agatz, A., Lackner, E. (1977). Erfahrungen mit Grundbauwerken. Springer: Berlin. Anonymous (1991). Erich Lackner. Jahrbuch Hafenbautechnische Gesellschaft 46: 11. P Förster, K. (1965). Dr.-Ing. Lackner Professor in Hannover. Baumaschine und Bautechnik 12(1): 35.Kranz, E. (1973). Erich Lackner 60 Jahre. Bauingenieur 48(7): 264-265. PLackner, E. (1969). Binnenwasserstrassenverkehr. Generalverkehrsplan: Nordrhein-Westfalen. Partenscky, H.-W. (1988). O. Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing.E.h. Erich Lackner 75 Jahre. Bauingenieur 63(6): 289.
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