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Enver Murad (1941-2019)

Born in Berlin, Germany, Enver Murad received his university degree in Mineralogy at the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, in 1967; Doctor degrees in philosophiae naturalis, in 1970, from the Universität Frankfurt and Doctor rerum naturalium habilitation, in 1986, from the Technische Universität München. In 1970, he was engaged as a Research Fellow, at the Mineralogical Institute, Universität Tübingen; from 1975 to 1993 and as Research Fellow, at the Soil Science Department, Technische Universität München; from January to May 1983, he worked at the Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A., as Visiting Assistant Professor. From 1993 to 2006, he directed the Department of Geological Services, Economic Geology and Soil Protection, at the Bayerisches Landesamt für Umwelt [Bavarian Environment Agency – formerly (before August 2005) known as the Bavarian State Geological Survey], at which he was Emeritus Scientist from July 2006 to December 2007. He then retired.