High Honors for a True Innovator: An Interview with Jacques Combault

Florida Engineering Society Journal, November 2010

In a ceremony in Paris earlier this year, Jacques Combault received the highest decoration his native France bestows, the National Order of the Legion of Honour.

By Jerry Guerra. The JAGG Group

When Jacques Combaulr was in high school, he wanted co be a surgeon. His love of mathematics and the physical sciences redirecred him toward engineering, however, and he graduated in 1965 from Ecole Centrale Lyonnaise with a master’s in engineering.

The medical world’s loss was the bridge design and consrrucrion indusrry’s gain.

In a ceremony in Paris earlier rhis year, Jacques received the highest decoration his native France bestows, the National Order of the Legion of Honour. It was, as his mentor, former boss and longtime friend Jacques Marhivat said, “the crowning achievement of [his] brilliant career. ” Read more…

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