Liviu Librescu, 76, a professor at Virginia Tech, has been named among the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings.

Librescu was recognized internationally for his research in aeronautical engineering, the head of the Engineering Science and Mechanics Department at Virginia Tech.

liberscuHe was an Israeli Holocaust survivor, who was born and received his advanced degrees in Romania.

A student, Asael Arad, told Israel Army radio that the professor died like a hero by blocking the door to his class to keep the gunman out, but all the students “lived because of him.

At least 33 people were fatally shot in two incidents, including a gunman who turned a weapon on himself who the police have named as 23-year-old Cho Seung-Hui from South Korea.

Victims identified so far ...