In memoriam - H. Magdi Selim (1944-2020)
H. Magdi Selim, age 76, died in Baton Rouge on November 26, 2020. He was a professor of soil physics at Louisiana State University for over forty years before retiring in 2019. Magdi served as the Graduate student coordinator for the Agronomy Department and was a beloved mentor for members of the LSU AgCenter faculty.
He earned his BS degree from Alexandria University in Egypt and his MS and PhD from Iowa State University. Magdi authored or coauthored over ten books and numerous scientific publications in several journals. In 2014 he received the IUSS Von Liebig Award at the World Congress of Soil Science in Jeju, South Korea, for his outstanding contributions in applied soil science research.
Read more: https://www.iuss.org/about-the-iuss/awards-prizes/awards/von-liebig-award/von-liebig-award-2014/
He is survived by his wife Liz, their son Richard and his wife Emily, and his grandson Elliott. Magdi enjoyed LSU basketball, eating at Sammy’s Grill, and his many pet cats over the years. A reception celebrating his life will be scheduled in 2021.
By Richard Selim